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.

Previously Aired

Day
Time
Channel
11/3/2015
8 p.m.
11/4/2015
2 a.m.
11/8/2015
2 p.m.
11/9/2015
1 a.m.
11/10/2015
2 p.m.
8/16/2017
noon
8/17/2017
2 a.m.
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