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Basic Black; Eye on Education: The Teaching Mission


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Basic Black
Eye on Education: The Teaching Mission
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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

This special documentary looks at the challenges facing Boston teachers. How does one meet the required mandates; both state and local, while adequately preparing students for their future? The goals and aspirations teachers have is often compromised by the demands of both the system and resources. Several teachers from last year’s documentary are profiled and share their personal stories and concerns.



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Broadcast program

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Race and Ethnicity
Social Issues
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