Frontier Recommended Video
The Machine: The Truth Behind Teachers Unions (Reason Foundation) (~4min) – September 11, 2012
This short video from the Reason Foundation connects the dots between America's education monopoly, wealthy unions, and lucrative donations to politicians and political parties. Despite higher spending, US schools score lower results than other countries.
Big, Fat Zeroes (SunTV) (~15min) – September 7, 2012
Charles Adler speaks to Lynden Dorval, a high school physics teacher who was fired for giving his students zeroes for unfinished work. (~16 min)
Math Edubabble - The Movie (~2min) – November 15, 2010
This short video is done by a math professor in western Canada and it is sharply critical of progressive ideologies in education.
'Britain's Trillion Pound Horror Story' (~5min) – November 12, 2010
See a 6 minute excerpt of the excellent new documentary about Britain's fiscal expansion and otherwise national contraction by the maker of "The Great Global Warming Swindle," Martin Durkin.
The School Choice Revolution in New Orleans (~10min) – July 12, 2010
Before hurricane Katrina ravaged the city in 2005, New Orleans had one of the worst performing public school districts in the nation. Katrina forced nearly a million people to leave their homes and caused almost $100 billion in damages. To an already failing public school system, the storm seemed to provide the final deathblow. But then something amazing happened. In the wake of Katrina, education reformers decided to seize the opportunity and start fresh with a system based on choice. From Reason TV.
Sir Roger Douglas on Freedom of Association in Education – September 24, 2009
Sir Roger introduces his private member's bill designed to give individual students a choice of whether or not to join their student union. Speech to the New Zealand Parliament, September 24, 2009.
Universal Pre-School – July 7, 2009
Universal preschool is the next big thing in education reform. A critical comment from the Reason Foundation.
National Education Service – August 25, 2008
A clip from the 80s BBC show "Yes Prime Minister" - should parents have more control?
Stupid in America – October 5, 2007
A fascinating discussion of why many American public schools are low performing. The problem with organizing any service as a monopoly.
2001 Education Frontiers Lecture - Canada's Charter School Movement (~86min) – May 14, 2001
Henry Zondervan, Associate Director of the Canadian Charter School Centre, discusses the advantages of having a charter school system. (~86 min.)