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AFI-Docs: QA for “The Homestretch”, a film about homeless teens in Chicago public schools


I recorded a lot of remarks by the panel after the screening of the film “The Homestretch“, sponsored by PBS, directed by Anne De Mare and Kristin Kelly. ┬áThe panel included a former official from the US Department of Education, now a principal in Baltimore, and a teacher from the Chicago Public Schools, as well as the two filmmakers.


The film should air on PBS Independent Lens in the Spring of 2015, after a theatrical release.

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Next video (Part 6) I talk about my own substitute teaching. Kids (in special education, or from underprivileged backgrounds) didn’t know me and I didn’t know them. But attempts to keep it impersonal didn’t work.

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(Published Monday, June 23, 2014 at 11:15 AM)