This documentary on much-needed education reforms is a clear-headed, gripping indictment. Using New Jersey as a case study, director Bob Bowdon lays out why one of the country’s most expensive school districts has one of the highest dropout rates and lowest standardized test scores. The problem is corruption, union bureaucracy, and reactionary politics. “Where the film really comes alive is in its giving a human face to those affected by the state’s thuggish education system” (Slant Magazine). Bob Bowden– USA — 2009 — 90 minutes.
This free presentation in our Curious Georgists go to the Movies series starts 2 PM on Saturday, February 11, at 28 E Jackson #1004. More info at 312 362 9302 or email@example.com.