Sunday, July 21, 2013
The Post's The Answer Sheet today praised a documentary about public schools called Go Public: A Day in the Life of an American School District, which has been called "an antidote to the war on public schools." Go Public focuses on the Pasadena (California) Unified School District, where two-thirds of the 18,000 students come from low-income families. The film follows 50 people – teachers, students, parents, a school board member, principals, a baseball coach, librarians, a school psychologist, volunteers, and the district superintendent – during one day (May 8, 2012), from the time they wake up until the time they go to bed. Go Public is not commercially available yet, but filmmakers Jim and Dawn O'Keeffe have made the each of the 50 films from which they assembled Go Public available on the documentary's website.