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FRONTLINE; School Colors

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School Colors
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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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This documentary focuses on a turbulent year at a large, urban high school in Berkeley, California, where principal Jim Henderson instituted a racial harmony plan that requires mandatory freshman classes in "ethnic conflict and cooperation," staff training in sensitivity and prejudice reduction, the elimination of tracking in freshman English and history classes and the hiring of a diverse staff. The program follows Henderson's struggles and progress.

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