Last April we publicized the late Andrew Coulson’s excellent documentary School Inc.
In the documentary, Coulson addresses the conundrum of how a revolution in innovation has propelled advancements in many industries, yet for some reason such advances have largely failed to improve or alter the basic outlines of public education. Why that’s the case and what parents, governments and nations have done to confront these challenges is the story Coulson artfully tells in three compelling episodes.
When School Inc. was released last year, PBS pleased a lot of education reform and parental choice advocates when it announced that numerous PBS affiliates would air the documentary. I like to think that decision reflected the quality of Coulson’s work. It was an opinion shared by many others. School Inc. was a 2017 Winner of the Anthem Film Festival. The film has been so well received that it is now available for viewing online, courtesy of Free to Choose Media.
The last I checked the local PBS affiliate in our area chose not to show School Inc. Why I don’t know. They did not respond to my inquiry last April.
Thankfully, however, we need no longer wonder if School Inc. will be carried by TV stations.
Enjoy this insightful documentary. Although Andrew is no longer with us, we owe him our thanks for the great work he left behind.