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Hard Lessons at Chelsea High

10/07/1991

For Air Nov. 21 1991 Dolby Stereo


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Program
Hard Lessons at Chelsea High
Program Description

Elsa Wasserman left her job at an elite Cambridge, MA, high school to take on the leadership of Chelsea High School, where she hopes to transform a deteriorating institution into a model urban school. This is the story of her first year as Chelsea's principal - a year that tests her ability to withstand and overcome anarchy (discipline problems and organizational confusion); internal and external politics (especially surrounding Boston University's takeover of the Chelsea school system); and a city-wide budget crisis that points to the apathy toward its children that plagues Massachusetts' poorest communities.

Duration

00:58:47

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
Education
Citation
Chicago: “Hard Lessons at Chelsea High,” 10/07/1991, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 4, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_AF86EB369D6745F28DD20909A7D8ED5E.
MLA: “Hard Lessons at Chelsea High.” 10/07/1991. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 4, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_AF86EB369D6745F28DD20909A7D8ED5E>.
APA: Hard Lessons at Chelsea High. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_AF86EB369D6745F28DD20909A7D8ED5E
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