SPECIAL EDITION: EDUCATION IN AMERICA

October 18, 2019 at 5:30 am

With Long Island’s minority student population at over 40%, why are only 8% of its educators people of color? We continue our examination of teacher diversity in Nassau and Suffolk counties. High school students and their parents face enormous stress in the race to get accepted to the university of their dreams. We’re breaking down the myths and realities for those who are college-bound. We’re taking a look at the story of historically black colleges and universities and their impact on American history, culture and national identity.

Aired on October 17, 2019.

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MetroFocus is made possible by James and Merryl Tisch, Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III, the Sylvia A. and Simon B. Poyta Programming Endowment to Fight Anti-Semitism, Bernard and Irene Schwartz, Rosalind P. Walter, Barbara Hope Zuckerberg, Jody and John Arnhold, the Cheryl and Philip Milstein Family, Janet Prindle Seidler, Judy and Josh Weston and the Dr. Robert C. and Tina Sohn Foundation.

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