110: School Sucks At the Movies (#1) – The Cartel

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Today we'll discuss sound, the f-word in Christmas songs and a documentary called The Cartel. This film looks at various levels of corruption in the government school system, primarily using New Jersey as a case study.

The filmmaker, Bob Bowden supports voucher programs and the expansion of charter schools. Although I have always opposed vouchers as a "solution" to a "problem," the stories in the film got me thinking about this issue in new ways. However, I am still not a proponent of vouchers.

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The Cartel Website

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An Unfavorable Review of The Cartel
http://www.nj.com/entertainment/tv/index.ssf/2009/10/the_cartel_movie_review_docume.html

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http://www.whiteoutpress.com/articles/q42011/700-billion-dollar-bank-bailout-was-secretly-7-trillion571/

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