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Basic Black; Eye on Education: High Stakes at Madison Park


Repackaged as 3504 (originally 3104) for 9/25/2003

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Basic Black
Eye on Education: High Stakes at Madison Park
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Series Description

THe series was formerly known as Say Brother. Series title change as of 1/8/1998. This series is black produced and is one of public television's longest-running series that is rooted in and reflects the culture, concerns, achievements and history of people of African descent. Also includes controversial issues, African American artists, and events of special interest to the African American community.

Series release date: 1/8/1998

Program Description

An examination of the efforts of teachers and students at Roxbury's Madison Park High School to negotiate the new Boston Public School promotion policies announced in April 2000. As the city's only technical/vocational high school, Madison Park presents a case study of the difficulties raised when system-wide reform touches schools with unique objectives. Producer: Mary Canning.

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Broadcast program

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Race and Ethnicity
Social Issues
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