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Interviewing students at Metro High School on the Near North Side of Chicago

BROADCAST: 1970 | DURATION: 00:58:06

Synopsis

Metro High School on the Near North Side of Chicago is only one of three high schools in the country that operates without walls and uses the resources of the city for learning. Four students convey how marine biology is taught at the Shed Aquarium, radio production at WIMD, TV production at Dick Barnett studio WMAQ, drafting at architectural firms and blue collar jobs at factories. All the resources of the city are your classroom. School offers hope and makes learning fun. The first name basis between students and teachers and students and students allows people to know each other and respect one another so there are less racial problems. Students are chosen by lottery with an 85 % attendance rating once enrolled. The 350 students are assumed to be responsible and the school is not a daycare.