FRONTLINE: Dropout Nation DVD - AV Item

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A troubling and inspiring journey through the maze of an inner city high school, Dropout Nation investigates the causes, challenges, and potential solutions of a national emergency.

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Features:

  • Length: 120 minutes on 1 Disc
  • Stereo: Yes
  • Color: Yes
  • Subtitles: Yes
  • Number of Programs: 1
  • Production Year: 2012
  • Country Of Origin: United States

AV Benefits:

Why the AV version? Because it provides additional usage options for PBS videos. AV versions come with limited performance rights so they can be shown in classrooms, at PTA meetings, during after school programs, and transmitted on a closed-circuit system within a building or on a single campus. They also can be enjoyed in admission-free public screenings, which also makes them ideal for use by library patrons and businesses involved in community clubs and organizations.
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Professional Reviews:

"Writer-producer Frank Koughan's documentary reminds viewers that for many kids, the American school system is failing. Highly recommended." - Video Librarian

Product Description

Features:

  • Length: 120 minutes on 1 Disc
  • Stereo: Yes
  • Color: Yes
  • Subtitles: Yes
  • Number of Programs: 1
  • Production Year: 2012
  • Country Of Origin: United States

Description

  • What does it take to save a student? Every year, hundreds of thousands of teenagers in the United States quit high school without diplomas ? an epidemic so out of control that nobody knows the exact number. What is clear is that massive dropout rates cripple individual career prospects and cloud the country's future.

    At Houston's Sharpstown High, once a notorious "dropout factory," a high-stakes experiment is underway to rescue students from the edge. FRONTLINE spent a semester immersed in Sharpstown High to produce an unforgettable portrait of four students in crisis and the teachers, counselors, and principal waging a daily, personal struggle to get them to graduation. A troubling and inspiring journey through the maze of an inner city high school, Dropout Nation investigates the causes, challenges, and potential solutions of a national emergency.

    This program contains strong language, some of which has been edited, that may not be appropriate for all viewers. Viewer discretion is advised.

    This DVD features subtitles in English (SDH)