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FRONTLINE; Public Schools Inc.


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Public Schools Inc.
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Premiered January 1983 Since January 1983, FRONTLINE has served as American public television's - PBS - flagship public affairs series. Hailed upon its television broadcast debut as "the last best hope for broadcast documentaries," FRONTLINE's stature over 23 years is reaffirmed each week through incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human experience. Series release date: 1/1983

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Ten years after “edupreneur” Chris Whittle first announced his bold plan to revolutionize the way we educate our children, Whittle’s Edison Schools continue to be a lightning rod for the issue of for-profit, public education. In “Public Schools Inc.,” FRONTLINE and the PBS education series The Merrow Report join forces with The New York Times to investigate the intertwined fortunes of Edison Schools and its charismatic yet controversial leader, and examine whether it’s possible to create world-class schools that turn a profit. The correspondents are John Merrow and Diana B. Henriques.



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