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School, the story of American public education. / Episode 1, The Common school, 1770-1890

Author: Sarah MondaleSarah B PattonMeryl StreepSheila Curran BernardNicholas LemannAll authors
Publisher: Chevy Chase, Md. : Stone Lantern Films, ©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 1: This program profiles the passionate crusade launched by Thomas Jefferson and continued by Noah Webster, Horace Mann and others to create a common system of tax-supported schools that would mix people of different backgrounds and reinforce the bonds of democracy in the new nation. But this noble experiment was opposed from the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Thomas Jefferson; Noah Webster; Horace Mann; Thomas Jefferson; Horace Mann; Noah Webster
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Mondale; Sarah B Patton; Meryl Streep; Sheila Curran Bernard; Nicholas Lemann; Chester E Finn, Jr.; Nancy Hoffman; Joel H Spring; Kathryn Kish Sklar; David B Tyack; Vanessa Siddle Walker; Carl F Kaestle; Diane Ravitch; E D Hirsch; Richard Shaw; James A Anderson; Films for the Humanities (Firm)
OCLC Number: 48226410
Credits: Director, Sarah Mondale ; writer, Sheila Curran Bernard.
Performer(s): Narrator: Meryl Streep.
Commentary: Nicholas Lemann, Chester Finn, Nancy Hoffman, Joel Spring, Kathryn Sklar, David Tyack, Vanessa Siddle Walker, Carl Kaestle, Diane Ravitch, E.D. Hirsch, Richard Shaw, James Anderson.
Description: 1 videocassette (55 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Contents: Episode 1. The common school, 1770-1890 (55 min.)--Episode 2. As American as public school, 1900-1950 (55 min.)--Episode 3. A struggle for educational equality, 1950-1980 (55 min.)--Episode 4. The bottom line in education, 1980 to the present (55 min.)
Other Titles: Story of American public education.
Common school, 1770-1890
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 1: This program profiles the passionate crusade launched by Thomas Jefferson and continued by Noah Webster, Horace Mann and others to create a common system of tax-supported schools that would mix people of different backgrounds and reinforce the bonds of democracy in the new nation. But this noble experiment was opposed from the start by racial prejudice and fears of taxation.

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