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Class of '27

Season 4 Episode 21

In rural America, children face the prospect of a compromised future. Class of '27 focuses on early childhood education in struggling communities, highlighting the efforts of people guiding children toward graduating high school in '27. United by hope, inspiration and resiliency, the film shows that children are most likely to grow into productive adults if they receive support in the early years.

Aired: 09/12/16
Major funding for America ReFramed provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Funding provided by the MacArthur Foundation, the Wyncote Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.
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Extras
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To qualify for one of California's migrant housing camps, workers must follow strict rules.
Best friends Adamu and Isa share their hopes and dreams while Adamu is incarcerated at San Quentin.
California farmworker housing rules force seasonal moves, upending Latinx students' education.
Alaudin Ullah talks about his love for hip hop and rejecting his roots when he was growing up.
Alaudin Ullah opens up about growing up in Harlem as a Bengali American kid.
California farmworker housing rules force seasonal moves, upending Latinx students' education.
A Harlem playwright unearths the extraordinary pasts of his Bangladeshi immigrant parents.
Stevie Walker-Webb shares his hopes and fears for incarcerated people with mental illness.
Filmmakers talk about their documentaries and the process of telling these stories.