In the premier episode of School Pride, the team goes to Compton, California, where they find, rats, roaches & a Principal with hoarding issues.
They were a little loud and over the top in the beginning: overly dramatic music, forced teary testimony, etc. I cringed at their "Who's to blame for all of this" talk & bravado but as the show went on, glimpses of "reality" & humanity began to seep in. I'd like to see them calm down a little bit, so that the show doesn't feel so hokey & campy.
I'm not sure how I feel about the product themed rooms - In this case it was the Microsoft Science & Technology lab, and the People Magazine Reading Room (Which made me ask, where's the library??), as well as the the Starter field (or locker room, I'm not sure); but these companies did donate supplies, so if a plaque on the door is all it takes to get their help, so be it.
My favorite moments were the school/classroom reveals (of course), and the 6 month follow-up at the end of the episode.
I like the premise of this show, and if handled correctly I think they can do a lot of good for many communities.