12/28/2010 11:56 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

'School Pride' Gets Mixed Reviews In L.A.

Local school officials reluctantly allowed a reality television show onto campuses with promises of remodeling, then got stuck with a substandard paint job at one school and at another an embarrassing made-for-TV "reenactment" of an event that never occurred.

Some of the work at the two Los Angeles schools went well or at least did no harm. And "School Pride" still has local fans, especially because it inspired community volunteerism and school spirit.

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