School: The Story of American Public Education

  • 2001
  • TV Show
  • TV-G

Examining the nation's 'most significant and still-unfinished achievement' in four one-hour segments tracing the history of public education back to the 18th century, when 'the vast majority of Americans were educated just enough to read the newspaper and the Bible---and figure out their taxes,' says narrator Meryl Streep.

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