Democracy Left Behind

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How effectively do our public schools prepare students for active participation in democratic society? Is there a relationship between an often ill-informed public and the manner in which social and political issues are addressed in our nation's classrooms? In DEMOCRACY LEFT BEHIND, award-winning documentary filmmaker Bob Gliner (Heifer, Education for What?, Time Frenzy) examines the impact of No Child Left Behind on dramatically limiting the ability of schools to serve a civic mission - in the process making it difficult for many students to understand what their education means in the larger context of the society and world they inhabit. Filmed in a broad cross-section of economically and culturally diverse schools, filled with provocative interviews with teachers, school administrators, and nationally known experts, DEMOCRACY LEFT BEHIND is a very timely and important documentary. It will surely add to the national debate around No Child Left Behind and the role our public schools play in helping shape American Society.

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