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Born out of centuries of conflict and experimentation, America’s public school system is one of the nation’s most significant—but still unfinished—achievements. This four-part series, narrated by Academy Award-winning actress Meryl Streep, is a compelling odyssey that weaves archival footage, rare interviews, and on-site coverage into an unprecedented portrait of public education in America. 4-part series, 55 minutes each.

Item#: BVL11761

ISBN: 978-0-7365-5889-1

Copyright date: ©2000

Reviews & Awards

2001 CINE Golden Eagle Award

Silver Hugo Award—Chicago International Television Competition

2002 Winner, Notable Videos for Adults—ALA Video Roundtable

"It [School] causes a familiar topic to seem strange and rich again."—The Washington Post Magazine

"The producers have accumulated a mountain of information, archival clips and filmed interviews with witnesses and experts, and fashioned it into a compelling narrative.... This program [School] should be required homework for policymakers who make pronouncements on what schools should or shouldn’t be."—The New York Times

"Deploying stunning antique footage and sound bites from historians and others, School spans I.Q. and back-to-basics disputes as well as those bitter political spats regarding the ‘V’ word (vouchers)."—Los Angeles Times

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