Blackboard Wars centers on the dramatic transformation of New Orleans' John McDonogh High School. With metal detectors at the door, brutal fights in the hallways and teachers getting pushed around by students, it is one of the most under-performing high schools in the country. More than half of its students fail to graduate. In the new OWN docu-series, cameras go inside the school and follow education maverick Steve Barr and no-nonsense principal Dr. Marvin Thompson as they embark together on an unpredictable mission to reinvent and revive the struggling school.
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