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Challenges in the Detroit Public School System

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Summary

  • In this program, Dan Rather takes an in-depth look at the challenges facing the Detroit Public School System- rampant corruption, financial malfeasance, high drop-out rates, and low test scores. Dr. Connie Calloway, Robert Bobb, and Dr. Michael Classerly try to aid the school district but are rebuked by the school board. Rather reaches out to journalists, teachers, students, and the school board to understand the conflict on this episode of Dan Rather Reports.

Notes

  • Originally released by Big Media, 2011.
  • Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on March 02, 2016.
  • Streaming video file.
  • Closed-captioned.

Contents

  • A National Disgrace (3:46) -- Broken Educational System (4:20) -- Detroit Public Schools (DPS) (3:09) -- Once a Bustling Metropolis (4:16) -- Teaching Poor Students (3:27) -- Reading Fundamentals First (4:38) -- Tumultuous Appointment (3:30) -- Public Hearing for Calloway (2:15) -- Fraud and Mismanagement (4:14) -- The School Board (5:25) -- Educational Experience (3:32) -- A Typical Day Elementary School Versus Middle School (3:42) -- High School Graduation (2:14) -- Comparing School Systems (2:41) -- Economic Realities of Detroit (3:05) -- Where is the Money Going? (3:20) -- A New Day (3:07) -- What Bobb Did About It (3:01) -- Council of Great City Schools An Outside Voice (4:32) -- Unwilling to Face Reality (3:28) -- Public Relations Campaign (3:57) -- First Day of School (4:03) -- Second Day of School (3:48) -- Education is Important (4:15) -- Deanna Graduates (5:01) -- In Conclusion (2:36) -- Credits: Challenges in the Detroit Public School System: Dan rather Reports on Education in America (1:15)
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