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Tavis Smiley reports. Too important to fail : investigating the alarming dropout rate of African American males

Author: Tavis SmileyJacoba AtlasSasheen ArtisPBS Distribution (Firm)Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)All authors
Publisher: [Arlington, VA] : PBS Distribution, [2011] ©2011
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : [DVD]View all editions and formats
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In his primetime special, Tavis Smiley examines one of the most disturbing aspects of the education crisis facing America today - the increased dropout rate among black teenage males. This program examines the obstacles these boys confront and puts a very human face on the statistics. Taking his cameras to Philadelphia, Oakland, Chicago and Los Angeles, Tavis Smiley talks with boys who are achieving against enormous  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
DVD-Video discs
Material Type: Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tavis Smiley; Jacoba Atlas; Sasheen Artis; PBS Distribution (Firm); Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.); Smiley Group.; TS Media, Inc.; WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
ISBN: 9781608835652 1608835650
OCLC Number: 759521499
Language Note: English (stereo.) dialogue; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Notes: Title from container.
Release date: Nov. 22, 2011.
Credits: Editor, Judy Lieber ; music, Morris 'Butch' Stewart.
Performer(s): Host: Tavis Smiley.
Target Audience: Rating: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 60 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; NTSC; region 1; widescreen.
Contents: Education in a state of emergency --
The importance of male role models --
From "learning to read" to "reading to learn" --
Best practices in the classroom --
Too important to fail --
Getting back on track --
A better future for every American.
Other Titles: Tavis Smiley reports (Television program).
Too important to fail
Tavis Smiley reports (Television program)
Responsibility: PBS ; a production of The Smiley Group, Inc./TS Media Inc. ... and Thirteen in association with WNET ; writer, Jacoba Atlas ; producer, Sasheen Artis.

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In his primetime special, Tavis Smiley examines one of the most disturbing aspects of the education crisis facing America today - the increased dropout rate among black teenage males. This program examines the obstacles these boys confront and puts a very human face on the statistics. Taking his cameras to Philadelphia, Oakland, Chicago and Los Angeles, Tavis Smiley talks with boys who are achieving against enormous odds and the adults who refuse to let them fail.

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