Pilot Andy Loeffler has been a pilot for a major airline for almost 20 years despite post 9/11 pay cuts, the loss of his pension, and the bankruptcy of his airline. Andy realizes it's not stable, so while keeping his full-time job, he went back to law school.
Rodrigo Ximeno and his mother Marianela Manana moved to the US from Uruguay for work and an education. To their surprise, Rodrigo didn't fit in with other Latino kids. Soon he dropped out of school, ran the streets with gang members and got into trouble with the law. Rodrigo now wants to join the military--against his mother's wishes.
Dick speaks with a Los Angeles high school teacher who says a standarized test failed to evaluate the essence of her work, and to an upstate New York teacher who apologized to her students for giving them standarized tests.
Twenty-year-old Gerrin Hayes just dropped out of high school. He says growing up in a crack house made it impossible to focus on studying. But Gerrin still has hope. He has a mentor, Craig Zeno, who once was a dropout himself, and he makes a strong case for the value of school.