FRONTLINE | 'A Subprime Education' & 'The Education of Omarina'

Sep 6, 2016

Tue. Sept. 13 at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | An examination of alleged predatory behavior and fraud in the for-profit college industry.

In a one-hour special,  FRONTLINE presents two films on education in America. First: In "A Subprime Education," we return to the story of for-profit colleges -- which FRONTLINE first examined in the 2010 film "College Inc." -- to investigate allegations of fraud and predatory behavior in the troubled industry, and the collapse of Corinthian Colleges.

Then, "The Education of Omarina" updates a story FRONTLINE has been following since 2012 -- showing how an innovative program to stem the high school dropout crisis has affected one girl’s journey, from a public middle school in the Bronx to an elite New England private school, and now on to college.

This two-part hour airs as part of PBS’s “Spotlight Education,” a week of primetime programming focused on the challenges facing America’s education system.