"The Glue of the School"
Clip: Season 44 Episode 1 | 1m 3s
"You got a bunch of parents, teachers, politicians, whoever, trying to understand these kids. But how you gonna understand a book you only skimming?" So says Dun, a hard-working high school security guard. In this complex look at American education, actor Jaime Lincoln Smith explores the heights and depths of being in the role of both protector and enforcer at a struggling public institution.
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Namir Smallwood plays Omari, a high school student who wrestles with his identity.
Heather Velazquez plays a fiery young Latina student.
The cast and director of Pipeline share what they hope audiences take away from the story.
Tasha Lawrence plays Laurie, a high school teacher captured striking a student in class.
Major support for this episode is provided by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. Major funding for Live From Lincoln Center is provided by the family of Robert Wood Johnson III, the Robert and Renée Belfer Family Foundation, Mercedes T. Bass and the National Endowment for the Arts.