Closing the Achievement Gap in Tucson Schools

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Kumu Hina

Kumu Hina

Independent Lens

Watch a transgendered teacher inspire a young girl to claim leadership of an all-male hula troupe.

60 min.

The Great Invisible

The Great Invisible

Independent Lens

Explore the stories behind the disastrous Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

90 min.

The Homestretch

The Homestretch

Independent Lens

Follow three smart and ambitious Chicago teens who fight to graduate and build a future.

60 min.

Little Hope Was Arson; A City in Flames

Little Hope Was Arson; A City in Flames

Independent Lens

The investigation into a spate of church burnings.

90 min.

Solar Mamas

Solar Mamas

Independent Lens

Welcome to India's Barefoot College, founded by Bunker Roy to provide rural women living in poverty with an education that empowers them to make their communities self-reliant and sustainable. 

American Denial

American Denial

Independent Lens

Explore the power of unconscious biases, using Myrdal’s 1944 investigation of Jim Crow racism.

Schedule

Monday
5/4/15 10:00 PM
WGBH 2
Wednesday
5/6/15 4:00 AM
WGBX 44
Wednesday
5/6/15 8:00 PM
WGBH World
Thursday
5/7/15 1:00 AM
WGBH World
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As teachers in Tucson's Mexican American Studies Program, teachers Curtis Acosta and Jose Gonzalez successfully engaged students in the classroom, helping to close the achievement gap between white students and students of color. However, a group of lawmakers and politicians saw thing differently, and launched a campaign to end the program.

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