Dropout Nation Preview
- Aired: 09/25/2012
- Rating: NR
FRONTLINE spends a semester embedded inside Houston’s Sharpstown High School, a once notorious “dropout factory" that is part of an ambitious experiment aimed at turning around failing schools and cutting the dropout rate. A troubling and inspiring journey, Dropout Nation investigates the causes, challenges and potential solutions of a national emergency.
Funding for FRONTLINE is provided through the support of PBS viewers and by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Major funding for FRONTLINE is provided by John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Additional funding is provided by the Park Foundation, the John and Helen Glessner Family Trust, the Ford Foundation, Wyncote Foundation, and the FRONTLINE Journalism Fund with major support from Jon and Jo Ann Hagler on behalf of the Jon L. Hagler Foundation.