A tale of two schools jennifer d morrison and margaret rudt it was the best of times it was the worst of times for two schools at opposite ends of montgomery county, a maryland suburb outside washington, dc. On the face of it, the two institutions are playing to type georgetown prep, after all, is an all-boys jesuit school that is a sports power and houses a golf course on its lush suburban campus sidwell, meanwhile, is the alma mater of chelsea clinton and sasha and malia obama.
Ultimately, a tale of two schools is an intimate story about children at risk and the parents and teachers who care about them it’s a story of hope, of faith, and of the power of a committed adult to help shape the life of a child. A tale of two schools is an intimate story about children at risk and the parents and teachers who care about them morgan freeman narrates this compelling one-hour documentary about a dedicated superintendent, a novice teacher, and a first grader overwhelmed by the challenge of learning to read — all captured during a tumultuous year in two struggling schools.
In this pbs special, academy award-winner morgan freeman is the narrator of a tale of two schools, a one-hour documentary that tells the intimate story of a tumultuous year at two vulnerable schools it's a tale of hope, of faith, and of the power of committed adults to help shape the life of a child. University heights high school is on st anns avenue in the south bronx, which is part of the poorest congressional district in america, according to the census bureau six miles away is the ethical culture fieldston school, with its arched stone entrance and celebrities’ children and $43,000-a-year tuition.
How progressives and traditionalists undermine our understanding of what is 'good' in schools for this entire century, there has been conflict among educators, public officials, researchers, and. What follows is a verbal collage of two elementary schools i know well school a is a quiet, orderly school where the teacher's authority is openly honored by both students and parents the principal and faculty seek out student and parental advice when making schoolwide decisions.
Across the country, schools are struggling with their most basic job — teaching kids to read meet these children and the parents, teachers, and principals fighting to win the battle against illiteracy.