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HIGH STAKES 2007, 14:00 version for grassroots use, longer version in progress
An intimate look at the impact of No Child Left Behind on a predominantly Latino class of 5th graders and their teacher. More info

HANDS ON: A YEAR IN AN EASTERN KENTUCKY CLASSROOM 1992, 28:00
Examines the potential of a student-centered, democratically run learning environment based on Foxfire methods in an economically disadvantaged rural second grade.  
"That one wonderful teacher and the loving parents depicted said more about real Kentucky values than the many volumes I have read and program learning materials I have seen.... I really cannot say enough good things about the multi-layered messages in that show." - Virginia Fox, Executive Director, Kentucky Educational Television

SO WAS EINSTEIN: A LOOK AT DYSLEXIC CHILDREN 1988, 29:00
Focuses on four students and their families and describes the guilt, frustration, and misunderstanding that often come with having dyslexia, and the hope and increased self-esteem that come through hard work, sensitive programs, and caring personnel. "Presents a very human portrait of children and teachers grappling with an important but little understood condition." -Howard Gardner, Professor of Education, Harvard University

HARD TIMES IN THE COUNTRY: THE SCHOOLS 1988, 29:00
The impact of the War on Poverty on school systems in eastern Kentucky and describes how the solutions that were implemented -- in particular school consolidation and vocational programs -- often failed to meet the needs of the area’s children.
" A very poignant report on the impact school consolidations have had on individuals and communities....I just wish it had a happier ending." -John Skawski, Department of Education, Cornell University

I'M WHAT THIS IS ALL ABOUT 1985, 29:00 with Mimi Pickering
Parents in rural Lincoln County are shown fighting for equitable treatment of their children, for the preservation of community schools, and to protect the jobs of teachers who care more about kids than toeing the political line.