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FRONTLINE; Marshall High Fights Back

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Marshall High Fights Back
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FRONTLINE is investigative journalism that questions, explains and changes our world. Since 1983, FRONTLINE has served as PBS's flagship public affairs series. Hailed upon its television broadcast debut as "the last best hope for broadcast documentaries," FRONTLINE's stature is reaffirmed each week through incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human experience.

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An inner-city high school once declared "out of control" makes a crucial turnaround in this story of how a school, a community, and its children find the power within themselves to make changes for the better under a new principal and his successor. Marshall High School is one of the poorest in Chicago, both academically and economically. But it is fighting back, trying desperately to upgrade academic standards and to make a difference in the lives of its students.

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