America's public schools fail our kids, and bureaucrats suffocate even the best teachers.
The late Andrew Coulson, a leading advocate of free-market education and a former senior fellow at the Cato Institute, partnered with the Free to Choose Network to create the recent PBS film School, Inc., which examines the problems with America's government-run schools and how to fix them.
But School, Inc. is three hours! So John Stossel made a two-part short-attention-span version. Part one of our abbreviated treatment explores why government-run schools are incapable of innovating, and retells the story of superstar teacher Jamie Escalante (made famous by the 1988 film Stand and Deliver), who was forced out by jealous colleagues.
In part two, which will run tomorrow, Coulson travels the world in search of ideas to fix America's public schools.
Produced by Maxim Lott. Edited by Joshua Swain.