M. Night Shyamalan is the director of The Sixth Sense, Signs, and the recent After Earth, among other films. He also recently wrote I Got Schooled, a book offering his thoughts on America’s educational system. He talks with Tavis Smiley about his ideas for solving the education gap.
Shyamalan uses the term “educational apartheid,” saying that poor education is an “affliction for low-income African-American and Hispanic kids.” He believes that apathetic teachers are a significant part of the problem, saying that “three good teachers can’t overcome one terrible teacher.” He also recommends that schools share data and extra information on student performance with teachers.
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