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Video: Too Young To Fail: Just Listen To Me, Tavis Smiley

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“I really didn’t like school until I came to Promise Academy,” says Jamill Jackson, a student at the Roberts Vaux Promise Academy in Philadelphia. “I really didn’t wake up until high school.” Watch this video of Jackson and his schoolmate … Continue reading »


Video: Too Important To Fail, Tavis Smiley

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Across America, less than 50% of young Black males will graduate from high school. Watch Tavis Smiley Reports: “Too Important to Fail” on PBS. See more from Tavis Smiley.


Why Public Media?

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Every year, approximately 1.3 million students drop out of high school — 7,000 students a day. On average, only 72 percent of America’s children graduate. Less than 60 percent of Latino, African American and Native Americans earn a high school … Continue reading »