CNN in America Special - Education in America Don't Fail Me

Subjects: Math, Science & Health, Technology
Grade Levels: 6-8, 9-12
Source: CNN

A one-hour documentary reported by CNN anchor and special correspondent Soledad O’Brien focusing on children across the country taking education into their own hands -- pushing themselves and fighting for more.  DON’T FAIL ME follows three high school students from across the country in a national robotics competition: a daughter of Mexican Immigrants, a wealthy suburban son of Indian parents and the son of a single mother in rural Tennessee.  All of them spurred on by an inventor, a billionaire, a researcher… and a robot named Dulce. Technology is the future: future jobs, future productivity, future industry and future GDP depend on innovation and creation. For students that means calculus and physics must no longer be options, but requirements. The United States cannot afford to fall behind.

CNN in America Special - Education in America Don't Fail Me

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