Dropout Nation

Dropout Nation

DVD - 2012
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A troubling and inspiring journey through the maze of an inner city high school, Dropout Nation investigates the causes, challenges, and potential solutions of a national emergency.
Every year, hundreds of thousands of teenagers in the United States quit high school without diplomas - an epidemic so out of control that nobody knows the exact number. FRONTLINE takes you inside a former "dropout factory" in Houston, Texas, for an unforgettable portrait of four students in crisis and the teachers, counselors and principal waging a daily struggle to get them to graduation.
Publisher: [United States] : PBS, c2012.
ISBN: 9781608837977
Branch Call Number: DVD 373.12913 Dropout
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (120 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: Frontline (Television program)


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Jan 06, 2014

This was a good look at some of the problems affecting a school district in Houston, Texas. I especially liked the part when the film observes the lives of the teachers and administrators who work so hard for some of the students who struggle the most. It is ridiculous that they are blamed for most of the United States' education system's woes. The look into the adversity that some kids face on a daily basis is also sobering. This is definitely worth watching for anyone with an interest in the state of education in the United States and its social causes/implications.


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