Frontline (1983– )

Battle Over School Choice 

Investigation of the political and educational clash over charter schools and voucher programs, especially in Ohio and Texas.


Stephen Talbot


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Episode credited cast:
Vicki Baldwin Vicki Baldwin ... Herself
Clint Bolick Clint Bolick ... Himself
David Brennan David Brennan ... Himself
George W. Bush ... Himself
Rudy Crew Rudy Crew ... Himself
Richard DeColibus Richard DeColibus ... Himself
Chester E. Finn Chester E. Finn ... Himself
Al Gore ... Himself
Molly Ivins Molly Ivins ... Herself
Fannie Lewis Fannie Lewis ... Herself
Will Lyman ... Narrator (voice)
Rev. Barry Lynn Rev. Barry Lynn ... Himself
Stephen Tarason Stephen Tarason ... Himself
Judith Wulk Judith Wulk ... Herself


As the 2000 presidential race kicks into high gear, FRONTLINE takes a look at a top voter issue in the election: education. "The Battle over School Choice" examines the passionate educational reform debate and its latest catchword--providing greater "choice" for parents and children. Includes interviews with candidates Al Gore and George W. Bush, as well as education advocates and reformers. A candid look at how race and class affect the education debate. Produced and written by Stephen Talbot. Reported by Eve Pell and Louis Freedberg. Written by S. Talbot

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23 May 2000 (USA) See more »

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