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Author: Ted Koppel; Michelle Martin; Eboni Wilson; ABC News.; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Publisher: [Princeton, NJ] : Films for the Humanities, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This program explores the links between a wide range of educational issues: school safety, overcrowding, privatization, and poor academic performance. The video takes viewers inside Chester High, a Pennsylvania school wracked with security, staffing, and financial problems. The most recent SAT scores showed that only 17 percent of the students were proficient in reading and only 6 percent were proficient in math.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Ted Koppel; Michelle Martin; Eboni Wilson; ABC News.; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
OCLC Number: 68569928
Notes: DVD release of the program originally aired on June 23, 2005.
"FFH 35488"--Disc surface and container.
Performer(s): Host, Ted Koppel ; correspondent, Michelle Martin ; Dr. Eboni Williams ; Board of Control members Adriene Irving, Granville Lash, and Michael F.X. Gillin.
Description: 1 videodisc (22 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Other Titles: Nightline (Television program)
Responsibility: ABC News Productions.

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This program explores the links between a wide range of educational issues: school safety, overcrowding, privatization, and poor academic performance. The video takes viewers inside Chester High, a Pennsylvania school wracked with security, staffing, and financial problems. The most recent SAT scores showed that only 17 percent of the students were proficient in reading and only 6 percent were proficient in math. The 2004-2005 school year began with a riot sparked by overcrowding; the riot resulted in 28 arrests of students. In fact, Chester's difficulties are so terrible that Edison Schools, the for-profit company hired to run the school, had to pull out. With commentary from many sectors of the community -- including students, parents, school board members, a young principal, Eboni Williams, who tried to make a difference at Chester -- this program sums up the frustrations of everyday people struggling to provide children with a decent education.

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