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School, the story of American public education. / 4, The bottom line in education, 1980 to the present

Author: Sarah MondaleSarah B PattonMeryl StreepSheila Curran BernardDavid B TyackAll authors
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Films for the Humanities and Sciences, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A four part documentary on the history of public education in the United States. Part 4: in 1983, the Reagan Administration's report, A Nation at Risk, shattered public confidence in America's school system and sparked a new wave of education reform -- all with the goal of tough new academic standards. This program explores such educational innovations as vouchers, charter schools, home schooling and privatization  Read more...
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Mondale; Sarah B Patton; Meryl Streep; Sheila Curran Bernard; David B Tyack; James A Anderson; Larry Cuban; Nicholas Lemann; Seymour Fliegel; Deborah Meier; Jonathan Kozol; Chester E Finn, Jr.; Jeanne Allen; E D Hirsch; Films for the Humanities (Firm)
OCLC Number: 48227443
Credits: Director, Sarah Mondale ; writer, Sheila Curran Bernard.
Performer(s): Narrator: by Meryl Streep.
Commentary: David Tyack, James Anderson, Larry Cuban, Nicholas Lemann, Seymour Fliegel, Deborah Meier, Jonathan Kozol, Chester Finn, Jeanne Allen, E.D. Hirsch.
Description: 1 videocassette (55 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Other Titles: Story of American public education.
Bottom line in education, 1980 to the present
Responsibility: produced by Sara Patton and Sarah Mondale.

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A four part documentary on the history of public education in the United States. Part 4: in 1983, the Reagan Administration's report, A Nation at Risk, shattered public confidence in America's school system and sparked a new wave of education reform -- all with the goal of tough new academic standards. This program explores such educational innovations as vouchers, charter schools, home schooling and privatization as challenges to the historical concept of a common school.

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