There’s a powerful new documentary about American education. Unfortunately, it’s about the dismal education that many children receive.
Here’s the trailer:
The director, Davis Guggenheim, talks about why he created the movie:
Here’s the official website (turn down the volume on your computer).
The film is playing in only a few cities–and for Kansans, that means driving to Denver, Dallas, or St. Louis–making its relevance for Kansans, at least for now, not great.
And yet … Kansans are also federal taxpayers and citizens of the United States, which means that what happens in New York City and Washington (where the film appears to be focused) is in fact relevant for Kansans. And you don’t have to leave Kansas to find schools with poor academic records or high drop-out rates.
If I’m able to get a viewing of the film, I’ll report back with more comments.