Education in Crisis

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  • Reporter Dan Rather investigates the state of the American school system in 2011, drawing upon the opinions of experts such as Dr. Diane Ravitch and Dr. Andres Alonso to assess the challenges and obstacles holding the education system down. The No Child Left Behind Act and the Race to the Top initiative are closely examined as leaders in education work to circumvent issues and create a more literate future for America.


  • Originally released by Big Media, 2011.
  • Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on March 02, 2016.
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  • State of Education (3:53) -- Education Crisis? (3:24) -- Educational Opportunity (4:13) -- American Educational Programs (4:00) -- Teachers Unions (2:51) -- Education Equalizer (2:31) -- Status Quo (4:08) -- "No Magic Bullet" (3:44) -- School Controversies (3:08) -- Fixing Education (2:05) -- Dr. Andres Alonso Charter School Success (2:42) -- Charter School Accountability (3:25) -- Race to the Top Viewer Responses (1:11) -- Credits: Education in Crisis: Dan Rather Reports on Education in America (0:56)
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