Detroit Docs [No Child Left Behind Discussion]

Today I picked up Michael Marks from the NEA at the airport. He had traveled in to participate in a panel discussion on No Child Left Behind after the screening of a film by the same name.

The film screened with Bullets in the Hood, a film about gun violence in the ghetto. It is a surprising look at the quiet acceptance of guns and drugs by some and the defiant anti-gun, anti-violence attitude by others. Many don’t want the guns, the violence or anything. They want better for themselves and their children.

In NCLB, the film maker looks at the impact and debate surrounding the education debate. Should children really be judged by one standardized test which does not reflect their creativity or thought process?

Both films challenged your way of thinking. They made you think. And that is what makes a truly good film.

1 Comment so far

  1. (unregistered) on November 5th, 2005 @ 8:23 pm

    I’ll have to check out ‘No Child Left Behind’. I did a good deal of research a few years ago on multiple intelligences and it shed a lot of light on the faults of standardized testing.

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