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FRONTLINE PRESENTS SEPARATE AND UNEQUAL – IS SCHOOL SEGREGATION MAKING A COMEBACK?

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frontlineTonight, FRONTLINE presents Separate and Unequal — a special report from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where a group of mostly white, middle-class citizens, dissatisfied with low-performing schools in their district, are trying to break away and form a new city with its own separate school system.Critics say breakaway efforts like this one may be reversing hard-fought civil rights gains — but supporters say it’s simply about securing a quality education for their children.Also this hour: FRONTLINE revisits Omarina Cabrera, a student from the Bronx who took part in a groundbreaking program to stem the dropout crisis in America’s high-poverty high schools.Where is Omarina today, two years after she first shared her story in Middle School Moment ?Check local listings for tonight’s premiere, and join the conversation on Twitter using #frontlinepbs.

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