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TED Talks: Season 2013

2013x91 Pearl Arredondo: My story, from gangland daughter to star teacher
TV-PG

  • 2013-05-09T09:30:00+05:30 on YouTube
  • 15 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary, Special Interest

Pearl Arredondo grew up in East Los Angeles, the daughter of a high-ranking gang member who was in and out of jail. Many teachers wrote her off as having a problem with authority. Now a teacher herself, she’s creating a different kind of school and telling students her story so that they know it's okay if sometimes homework isn’t the first thing on their minds.

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