The Cartel

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Released 2010

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2010
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Globally America ranks last in educational effectiveness among large industrialized countries despite the highest spending per student in the world. How has the richest, most innovative society on earth lost the ability to teach its children at a level that other modern countries consider "basic"? THE CARTEL investigates what is causing this underachievement and what can be done to turn things around.

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  • 80

    Los Angeles Times Kevin Thomas

    A brisk, incisive and mind-boggling -- no other phrase will work -- exposé of his native New Jersey's public education system.

  • 50

    The New York Times Jeannette Catsoulis

    Purports to be a documentary about the American public school system. In reality, however, it's a bludgeoning rant against a single state — New Jersey — which it presents as a ...

  • 50

    Variety

    A lopsided whine about the state of American public schools, The Cartel is a lesson in dichotomous documaking: Effervescent and tedious, crusading and craven, it's a prime example ...

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