TEACHED is a new short film series examining the causes and consequences of education inequality in America. THE PATH TO PRISON takes a look at the under-education and over-incarceration of black men in America.The United States now bears the ominous title of being the world's most prolific jailer: with only 5% of the population, we represent 25% of the incarcerated. The vast majority of our prisoners are functionally illiterate--even if they went to school--and an inordinate number of them are people of color. In this short film, a former gang-member and felon from Los Angeles shares his own 'path to prison,' helping to explain how so many capable and intelligent young men--especially African-American males--end up uneducated and behind bars in the 'home of the free.'Produced and directed by a former teacher (and first-time filmmaker), THE PATH TO PRISON is the first in a new series of short films examining inequality in the American education system. It has been over fifty years since Brown vs. Board of Education desegregated our public schools, but students of color still receive an inferior experience and lower expectations, and the achievement gap remains wide and glaring.
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