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SCHOOL: Episode 2 - As American as Public School (1900-1950)

AS SEEN ON PBS

Synopsis

Between 1890 and 1930, nearly three million immigrant children arrived in the United States. For them, public schools offered a golden opportunity: a chance to be part of the American dream. This episode recalls the dramatic story of how massive immigration, child labor laws, and the explosive growth of cities fueled school attendance and transformed public education. Also explored are controversial IQ tests used to sort through growing numbers of students and high school classrooms that resonated with “life adjustment” lessons and Cold War politics.

Directed by Sarah Mondale
Produced by Sarah B. Patton and Sarah Mondale
Edited by Marian Hunter
Narrated by: Meryl Streep


OTHER EPISODES:

SCHOOL: The Story of American Public Education (series)
Episode 1 – The Common School (1770 – 1890)
Episode 3 – Equality (1950- 1980)
Episode 4 – The Bottom Line (1980 – 2001)

MAJOR FUNDING FOR "SCHOOL" PROVIDED BY:

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting
The National Endowment for the Humanities
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
The Ford Foundation
The Carnegie Corporation of New York
The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation
The Lovelace Family Trust
The Arthur Vining Davis Foundation
The Annenberg Foundation
Community Funds, Inc.
The Spencer Foundation
The George Gund Foundation
The William H. Donner Foundation
The Hillsdale Fund
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
The MetLife Foundation
The W.H. Kellogg Foundation
The James Ford Bell Foundation
The New York Council for the Humanities
The Paul Robeson Fund for Independent Media/Funding Exchange

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