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  • Release Date: Sep 24, 2010
  • Rated: incidental smoking, some thematic material and mild language
  • Runtime: 1 hr. 42 min.
  • Genres: Art House/Foreign, Documentary
  • Director:Davis Guggenheim
  • Cast:Geoffrey Canada, Mike Feinberg.

FULL SYNOPSIS

Documentary filmmaker [[Performer~P92838~Davis Guggenheim~davisguggenheim]] explores the tragic ways in which the American public education system is failing our nation's children, and explores the roles that charter schools and education reformers could play in offering hope for the future. We see the statistics every day -- students dropping out, science and math scores falling, and schools closing due to lack of funding. What we don't see are the names and faces of the children whose entire futures are at stake due to our own inability to enact change. There was a time when the American public education system was a model admired by the entire world. Today other countries are surpassing us in every respect, and the slogan "No Child Left Behind" has become a cynical punch line. Bianca, Emily, Anthony, Daisy, and Francisco are five students who deserve better. By investigating how the current system is actually obstructing their education instead of bolstering it, [[Performer~P92838~Guggenheim~davisguggenheim]] opens the door to considering possible options for transformation and improvement. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:September 24, 2010

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Directors Guild of America Davis Guggenheim Best Director - Documentary 2010 Nominee

Crew

Davis Guggenheim
Director
Lesley Chilcott
Producer
Davis Guggenheim
Screenwriter
Billy Kimball
Screenwriter
Erich Roland
Cinematographer
Robert Richman
Cinematographer
John Legend
Songwriter
Christophe Beck
Composer (Music Score)
Jay Cassidy
Editor
Greg Finton
Editor
Kim Roberts
Editor
Eliza Hindmarch
Co-producer
Diane Weyermann
Executive Producer
Jeff Skoll
Executive Producer
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