Unsentimental Education

Bromwich, David
September 1994
New Republic;9/19/94-9/26/94, Vol. 211 Issue 12/13, p39
Explores the character of an ideal curriculum and the utility of national tests as depicted in the documentary film "High School II," produced and directed by Frederick Wiseman. Comparison of the issues tackled in "High School" and High School II"; Subjects discussed in classes at Central Park East Secondary School (CPESS); Claim that Wiseman is a gifted historian of U.S. institutions; Academic performance of students at CPESS.


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