Mind the Gap “Why Good Schools Are Failing Black Students”

PROGRAM Day & Date Friday 02-19-2010
Time 9pm
Length 59:00
Source NPR/PRX
Streaming Rights? Yes
Show Name Mind the Gap: Why Good Schools Are Failing Black Students
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Nationwide, suburban schools are doing a good job educating white students, but those schools are not getting the same results with black and Latino students. This documentary tells the story of a suburban high school with lots of resources and a diverse student body that is struggling to close the minority achievement gap.

Award-winning NPR Reporter Nancy Solomon takes you inside a school to hear a discussion on race in the classroom. Listen as students try to explain what went wrong with their education. Join her at the kitchen table with black middle-class parents who thought that a move to the suburbs would ensure school success. Find out how the school's best teachers motivate their students. Be a fly on the wall in the busy dean's office where where kids with discipline problems land.

www.nancycsolomon.com

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