Education

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August 01, 1991 1 min read

September 3
Teach for America: The Noble Effort. The program profiles and chronicles the experiences of the first group of Teach for America recruits, 1990 college graduates who committed themselves to teaching for two years in the country’s neediest schools. (9 p.m. EDT)

September 4
Math: Who Needs It? This special report addresses the question “Why do I need to learn math?’' It profiles people who use math in their everyday lives; celebrities Bill Cosby, Terri Garr, and Joe Piscopo also appear. (8 p.m. EDT)

September 4
Learning in America: Schools that Work. Roger Mudd hosts this spinoff of the 1989 PBS series Learning in America. The program explores the problems of America’s elementary schools and features several schools with an outstanding record of accomplishment. (9 p.m. EDT)

September 5
America’s Schools: Who Gives a Damn? The program highlights the role teachers, principals, administrators, and government officials play in the education decisionmaking process. (8 p.m. EDT)

A version of this article appeared in the August 01, 1991 edition of Teacher as Tune In