Tavis Smiley Reports
Education Under Arrest (#301)
This program looks at the efforts by those on the frontlines of juvenile justice reform and what programs are successful in breaking the school-to-prison pipeline. Tavis Smiley travels to Washington state, Louisiana, Missouri and California, meeting the educators, law enforcement, judges, youth advocates and the at-risk teens themselves who are working together to get kids out of the juvenile justice system, back into high school and through to graduation. [56 minutes]
This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.
Full Program: Tavis explores the struggles so many African American teenage males face. 50:49
Tavis discusses his favorite teacher Janet Oatess. 06:34
Davis explains why parents must stop making excuses for their sons. 04:24
A group of youth offenders discuss embarrassment they feel at being imprisoned as a teen. 02:35
Jamill and Brandon explain how school has made the difference in their their lives. 03:26
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