A story from the Blunt Youth Radio Project about the rules at Maine's Long Creek Youth Development Center, which include no note passing. The young people there hate the rule and share their thoughts with youth reporter Jacorey.
Twenty-five years ago, a homework help show debuted on local television in Boston, and it’s still going strong. High school math teacher Jerry Howland, who’s been there since the beginning, talks about being a TV teacher and the one caller he’ll never forget.
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.
Danny "Big Dan" Mora once roamed the streets of East Oakland, Calif., as a gang member. Danny Mora now is a senior at the University of California at Berkeley with plans to attend Harvard next year. Danny believes it is important to not leave the community. In fact, he mentors young people, encouraging them to stay out of gangs.Also in this episode, Carl Cooksey's story from Detroit.
Teachers in Clintondale High School, just outside of Detroit, have reversed the places where students do schoolwork and homework. Dick talks to a student, a teacher, and the principal about the strategy known as flipping.