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|Document Type:||Visual material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Ted Koppel; Michelle Martin; Eboni Wilson; ABC News.; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
|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.|
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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