Meryl Streep narrates this 2001 series on the history of American public schools dating to 1770.
▶ Borrow the DVD series from the CSCC Library
Part 1: The Common School, 1770-1890
Part 2: As American as Public School, 1900-1950
Part 3: A Struggle for Educational Equality, 1950-1980
Part 4: The Bottom Line in Education, 1980-
Watch a documentary, A Class Divided, on Jane Elliott's controversial 1968 classroom experiment designed to educate her third-grade students about discrimination. The experiment was conducted the day after Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated.
▶ View streaming on PBS.org
▶ View on videotape at the CSCC Library
A Class Divided: Then and Now: Producer of the documentary, William Peters, interviewed 11 of the 16 students in Jane Elliott's 3rd grade class during a reunion with their former teacher in 1984.
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