Directed by: Anne Lewis with Mimi Pickering
Running Time: 29:00
I'm What This Is All About documents some of the effects of a 1980 West Virginia Supreme Court decision mandating a complete overhaul of the state's schools. 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. I'm What This is All About presents in microcosm the complex issues that confront parents and educators in rural schools: school consolidation; fair taxation and funding; politics and patronage in the school system; education of children with special needs; and community and parent involvement. The program is important viewing for anyone curious about what it will take to reform our schools.
"A natural as a lead-in to discussion of the need for school reform, and the pitfalls of cosmetic reform." -Mike Caudill, Hazard High School, Hazard, Kentucky
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Blue Ridge Public Television
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