The intellectual forces at work in the Tudor era ensured it was a pivotal period for children's education. Historian Dr Helen Castor reveals how the life and education of Margaret More, daughter of Thomas More, tell a story of the transforming power of knowledge.
There has already been a deep look recently at how our education system is failing many kids in the New Zealand Herald's "The Primary Issue" series. Crusading documentary maker and former teacher Bryan Bruce has his own politically and sociology-minded take in an one-off hour-long study which follows his previous Mind the Gap and Inside Child Poverty. In World Class? Inside New Zealand Education Bruce ponders whether the New Zealand state education system, and old methods of learning are causing Kiwi kids to slip in many international rankings. "We can't teach our kids to deal with tomorrow by using yesterday's methods," he says.
CNN's popular original series "Morgan Spurlock: Inside Man," produced and hosted by Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock, immerses the host in topical subjects while offering an intimate look at diverse aspects of the human condition. "Inside Man" gives viewers an insider's view of the diverse sectors of American life, diving deep into hard-hitting issues like medical marijuana, the elder care industry, migrant farm workers, gun ownership, bankruptcy, education, the drought and union workers. In other words it was time for the Inside Man to tackle the hard-hitting issue of our failed and failing public schools.