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The Problem We All Live With


22 minutes
Source: Out of print

Students at urban and suburban high schools want equally to go to college, but do they get the same preparation? In this video, four students at Brighton High School take on this question, conducting surveys and focus groups with students in three urban and two suburban Boston public schools to see how opportunities vary across the schools.

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