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Actress Meryl Streep narrates this four-part series about America's development of its public school systems since 1770. Each video includes interviews with past teachers, students, and parents as it reflects on how different educational programs have benefited various communities. Diary excerpts and archival footage help bring to life some of the most important moments in educational history. Volume four reviews the 1983 "A Nation at Risk" report and addresses issues involving private schools, vouchers, charter schools, and the need todevelop meaningful learning standards. ~ Elizabeth Smith, Rovi