Season 2009 Episode 05.01.09

A Radical Fix for Schools?

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Jan 25, 1960 on PBS
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A Radical Fix for Schools?
How is Secretary of Education Arne Duncan going to spend $100 billion in stimulus money-almost twice the education budget-to fix our nation's schools? During his seven years running Chicago's public schools, Duncan went head to head with the teacher's union and skeptical parents by closing down low-performing schools, getting rid of all the teachers, principals, even the janitors, and reopening them with new staffs as "turnaround schools." It's a drastic step, but the results have been promising. This week, NOW travels to Chicago to investigate the collateral damage of a top-to-bottom school makeover, and to get a glimpse of what the future of education might look like for the rest of the country.moreless

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