FRONTLINE: Separate and Unequal/ Middle School Moment DVD

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FRONTLINE: Separate and Unequal Separate and Unequal -Sixty years after the Supreme Court declared separate schools for black and white children unconstitutional, FRONTLINE examines a case in Louisiana that illustrates the growing race and class divide in American schools and the legacy of Brown v. Board of Education. The East Baton Rouge Parish School District was forced to desegregate its ... More
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FRONTLINE: Separate and Unequal

Separate and Unequal -Sixty years after the Supreme Court declared separate schools for black and white children unconstitutional, FRONTLINE examines a case in Louisiana that illustrates the growing race and class divide in American schools and the legacy of Brown v. Board of Education.

The East Baton Rouge Parish School District was forced to desegregate its schools in 1981 after a 25-year legal fight. But now, frustrated over the district's many low-performing schools, a group of mostly white, middle-class parents and business leaders are trying to break away and form a new city with its own separate schools, mirroring similar breakaway movements in cities around the country that critics say are reversing hard-fought civil rights gains. If the plan succeeds, the new district is expected to be more affluent and white, and will leave behind a population of mostly black students from low-income families.

Omarina's Story - Also this hour: FRONTLINE continues to examine a groundbreaking effort to stem the dropout crisis in America's high-poverty schools based on the theory that the make-or-break moment for preventing kids from dropping out of high school actually happens in middle school. The film follows Omarina Cabrera, a young girl from the Bronx.

Producer: Mary Robertson
Production Year: 2014
Narrator: Will Lyman
Discs: 1
Subtitles: Y
Subtitle Language: English (SDH)
DVI: N
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

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Rico A.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Important Program to Watch!
Review by Rico A. on 07/17/20 review stating Important Program to Watch!
19 Oct 2015 The program reflects a hard cold sobering reality that America has yet to achieve equal educational opportunities for all. A must see!
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Rico A.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Elaborately Sophisticated Subtle Racism Alive and Well
Review by Rico A. on 07/17/20 review stating Elaborately Sophisticated Subtle Racism Alive and Well
This program is required viewing for all interested in studying the evolution and the subsequent diminution of the civil rights struggle to secure equal educational opportunities due to cleverly formed instances of subtle, covert racial discrimination. Our society is witnessing first hand the gradual destruction of the public school system and the alarming increase of private schools designed to keep out racial and ethnic minorities, relegating those students to sub-par education.


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