who is accountable trailer

“Who is Accountable?” is a documentary that examines the root causes of why the academic achievement gap between white children and minority children has not narrowed since the 1954 Brown vs. Board of Education Supreme Court decision.

“Who is Accountable?” further examines the relationship between teacher qualifications and academic performance, drop out rates and college readiness of high school students. Why are there disproportionate percentages of 1st and 2nd year teachers, non-credentialed teachers and non-performing teachers in inner city public schools compared to their counterpart suburban schools? What impact does the disparity in teacher quality have on the quality of instruction? These and many more issues are revealed in this educational documentary called “Who is Accountable?”

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8 Responses to “who is accountable trailer”

  1. McGlothen Says:

    I can NOT believe what this documentary exposes. It is heart breaking to know that this cyclical educational disparity exist within not only LAUSD but all over the U.S. The amount of information in this documentary is overwhelming; something needs to be done NOW. Not only should every single person within the education arena view this video….every person of influence within city, county, state and government offices should view this and get involved in bringing about a change to education reform…The one positive thing I can say is that the documentary does provide some possible solutions that gives me hope that things can turn around for the students who are being discriminated against.

  2. Great movie… very impacting.

  3. allison perkins-thomas Says:

    This film states what parents of children of color in the California
    school system have know all along….our children in the public school system are in big trouble. It’s up to us to make our state legislators do the right thing by our children and we must be accountable to make sure that they are prepared to be “citizens of the world”

  4. Charisse Ladson Says:

    I’m the mother of Keyon, after watching the documentary it was very surprising to me the information that bought exposure to the disparity that exist within our educational system. I’ve been working in a different school district for a short time. in doing so I was able to see first hand the indifferences that take place in dealing with certain children. I’m glad I was allowed to tell a little about what I had been through with my son. I pray that the solutions that were discussed in the documentary are put into action to bring about a change. I believe that Keyon’s story will help in some way other children and parents who are in need of support, and resources that will help them deal with behavior issues and other disabilities. Instead of locking our children up, give them the proper education and resources that’s due to them before they think about dropping out or committing crimes.

  5. I have watched the video and it was very informative. Charisse is my mother. And through this documentary i’ve learned many things that i never knew or would have ever found out about. It was great and i recommend this to everyone.

  6. Who is accountable? The very people responsible for maintaining the failing inner city system of education. Case in point. About ten years ago the former Mayor of NYC, Giuliani, had set aside about 4.5 million dollars in order to grant vouchers to parents whose children were attending “failing schools” in the Bronx. Many of these black, and hispanic parents were approached or called by members of the NEA. Obviously, money means power, and job security. Therefore the parents were asked; encouraged to vote against this opportunity for their children. The line I heard repeated was, “if you take the smart children out of the public schools what will happen to the others, the less fortunate? Is that really fair to them?” I can see all these poor inner city Mothers, their emotions once again making their decisions, with a tear in their eye thinking, “Well… no I gues not?” The NEA realizes that if programs like this are successful, then more will follow. Bottom line, who is accountable/responsible? The parents of the children who actually reject an alternative for their children. Lacking widsom even now they still continue to support a system which for decades has sent the majority of money to the suburbs. Searching for accountability… parents and people who even when given the opportunity to help their children reject it. They continue to tow the party line and cause their children’s educational destruction. Competition is exalted in every field, every business expect public education. Those… NEA, and government officials who run this business of education love that arrangement. No competition means more money and power. Too bad they are selling an inferior product, which leaves thousands intelectually mal-nourished. But I guess someone has to swallow their junk… better their kids than mine… right?

  7. Tell Truth Says:

    This piece is a farce. The community does not respect education. Where are their community leaders admonishing students and the parents. Title 1 monies do not go “rich” schools. These South LA schools get more money per student than any other schools. Blame the culture, not the funding. Kick out the trouble makers, require parents to get involved. I was an “insider” for years. Social promotion, admins that lie about attendance numbers. Manual Arts; for example cheated on attendance numbers. They got Bill Clinton to visit. After the lies were exposed, the principal said; well it got us a visit by the President. No accountability by the same employees that say they do not get enough monies, accounts for the achievement gaps. It is easier to blame everyone but themselves.

    This piece is BS, pure and simple! Ask yourself why do they charge for this video? Because it is a scam.

  8. as a teacher, I find this particularly disturbing. I came across this documentary while doing some research on tracking programs and educational inequality for my foundations of American education class. We have been discussing this very same issue and it is extremely troubling to me and I too believe that educational inequality is one of the most serious issues of our time. The solution to the problem won’t be easy, tracking may help, year round schooling may help, whatever it is we cannot stop trying!

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