The issue of education in America and abroad is a reoccurring theme on this show. Along with UNICEF, last year Lawrence started the K.I.N.D. fund to deliver desks to school kids in Malawi. Just last week, Lawrence stood up for teachers who have been under attack by ring-wing extremists.
Now, deep spending cuts to education under the new debt deal have caught our attention at The Last Word and all of msnbc. This poses a slew of challenges in our nation’s schools. Though, many strides are still being made.
msnbc plans to air a two-hour live special, A Stronger America: Making the Grade, to addresses these problems and solutions in today's education climate. Hosted by msnbc’s Tamron Hall and co-hosted by msnbc Contributor and TheGrio.com Correspondent Jeff Johnson, the show airs this Sunday, August 14 from noon to 2pm ET. Check out the show’s website more information on how you can take part in the in-depth discussion.