POV

Program Details
Air Time: 
10/03/2014 - 2:00am - 3:29am
Program Title: 
BEST KEPT SECRET
Program Service: 
TV
Program URL: 
http://www.pbs.org/pov/bestkeptsecret/
PSIP Description: 
A high school teacher races to make preparations for her autistic students before graduation.
Long Description: 
At a public school in Newark, New Jersey, the staff answers the phone by saying, "You've reached John F. Kennedy High School, Newark's best-kept secret." JFK provides an exceptional environment for students with special-education needs. In "Best Kept Secret," Janet Mino, who has taught a class of young men for four years, is on an urgent mission. She races against the clock as graduation approaches for her severely autistic minority students. Once they graduate and leave the security of this nurturing place, their options for living independently will be few. Mino must help them find the means to support themselves before they "age out" of the system. By Samantha Buck.