Filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about how he became interested in educational reform and how we can close the achievement gap. He also told us what he's been reading and watching recently!
M. Night Shyamalan, director of the films “The Sixth Sense” and “Unbreakable,” talks about the five keys to closing America’s achievement gap and improving education for all. He and his wife started a foundation that gave college scholarships to promising inner-city students, but they realized that these scholarships did nothing to improve education for all the other students in under-performing schools. In his book I Got Schooled he tells what he learned traveling around the country to study high-performing schools in disadvantaged neighborhoods.