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Source:  The 74

At the end of “Night School,” an award-winning 2016 documentary now available on Netflix, graduating seniors from an Indianapolis, Indiana charter high school gather on stage for commencement.

The scene is joyous, if familiar. The vice president of the class gives a short speech. Students grin as they pose for pictures, and family members dispense hugs and high-fives.

But the ceremony is anything but typical. For one thing, the graduates are grown men and women instead of gawky adolescents. Their speaker, one of the film’s central figures, is a 31-year-old single parent who interrupts his own address to embrace his young daughter.

Read the story at The 74.

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