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.
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.
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.
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.