Tavis Smiley's “Education Under Arrest” Aims to End Dropout Crisis
PBS talk show host Tavis Smiley investigates the connection between the juvenile justice system and teenagers who do not finish high school.
The U.S. education system is placed under the microscope in a new special report.
In a new episode of TAVIS SMILEY REPORTS: “Education Under Arrest”, talk show host Tavis Smiley will show how the “zero tolerance” policy is not the best and how teenagers, educators, law enforcement are trying to end “the school-to-prison pipeline.”
The special report will premiere on Tuesday, March 26 at 8 p.m. ET on PBS.
“The report card is not good,” said Smiley. “One in every three teens who is arrested, is arrested in school-which is literally arrests their progress for a promising education. We’re just losing too many kids to this system. There seems to be a highway in but barely a sidewalk out.”
“Education Under Arrest” is a part of “American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen,” a media plan to assist local communities across the U.S. end the dropout crisis.
Following the special report, another education special will air.
“180 Days: A Year Inside An American High School,” which will show the first graduating class of Washington Metropolitan High School (DC Met), where only seven percent of the students are considered “proficient” in math and 19 percent in reading, will be shown after Smiley’s special on Tuesday and again on Wednesday night.
Several screenings of “Education Under Arrest” have already been held across the country.
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