Season 2, Episode 1 Too Important to Fail
First Aired: September 13, 2011
Tavis Smiley investigates the educational crisis faced by black teenage males, who have high dropout and low graduation rates. Among the possible causes examined: the placement of black teen males in special-education classes at a much higher rate than their white peers; and a disproportionate use of suspension and expulsion.
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- Premiered: January 27, 2010
- Rating: None
- Premise: Profiles of newsmakers and in-depth examination of issues. (more)