Call Number: Media Collection LB2345.3.R37 H86 2015
Publication Date: 2015
From Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning director Kirby Dick, and Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning producer Amy Ziering comes a startling expose of sexual assault on US campuses, their institutional cover-ups, and the devastating toll they take on students and their families. Weaving together cinema verite footage and first person testimonies, the film follows the lives of several undergraduate assault survivors as they attempt to pursue both their education and justice.
In the early 1960's, 16-year-old Jenny Mellor lives with her parents in a London suburb. She is smart, pretty, and working toward her goal of being accepted into Oxford. Her life will take a big turn when she meets David, a man twice her age. Now she must decide if she will pursue an education at Oxford, or if she will choose to learn all that a charismatic older man can teach her.
The first project documents a series of workshops, celebrations, and presentations in which Milwaukee parents become better acquainted with math standards as they learn how to support their children's math literacy at home. In the second project parents go on a field trip of Chicago's urban natural world and become guides and teachers, transforming traditional classroom science instruction into a community-building experience.
The authors take viewers directly into the classrooms at Best Practice High School, where real kids and teachers are cocreating a rich curriculum and supportive community. A new inner city school was the setting for putting into practice ideas from the book Best Practice : New Standards for Teaching and Learning in America's Schools, 2nd ed. (1998)
Covering only public school districts in Ohio, this program examines the extreme range in physical conditions and educational opportunities presented in the rural, suburban, and city schools of Ohio. Discusses how the property tax funding of schools has created a situation where some districts can only spend 3,000 dollars per pupil in old, unsafe, dilapidated buildings, while other districts can afford to spend 12,000 dollars per pupil per year while maintaining modern, state-of-the-art environments. Includes a panel discussion moderated by Bill Moyers.