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Hard Times at Douglas High DVD

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The No Child Left Behind Act was created to boost academic levels of American students by setting standardized goals across the nation – and holding states, districts and schools accountable for performance. For urban schools in high-poverty areas, reaching these goals is a daunting task, and many now face the possibility of being taken over by the state – even being shut down.
At Frederick Douglass High School in Baltimore, MD, the expectations raised by NCLB have reached a critical point. Academy Award® winning filmmakers Alan and Susan Raymond (I Am a Promise: The Children of Stanton Elementary School) offer a yearlong look inside a storied institution at a time when its very existence is in doubt. From cautionary profiles to triumphant tales, Hard Times at Douglass High serves as a reminder that education is inevitably an achievement of people, not policy.
Released 06/24/2008
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  • Format: DVD [MOD]
  • Studio: HBO Archives
  • DVD Release Date: February 15, 2012
  • Genre: Documentary


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      A hard hitting documentary that portrays the difficulties that inner city kids face on a daily basis. As a fan of "The Wire", this is a great follow up for anyone that watched the fourth season. Several of the characters in the fourth season are based on students from this documentary. A must see!!

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