Tavis Smiley Reports

  • 2010
  • TV Show
  • None

Profiles of newsmakers and in-depth examination of issues.

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.