The Cartel DVD and High-Definition Blu-Ray Disc On Sale Now
Please note there are three versions of the DVD/Blu-Ray disc for sale. The "Home Edition" has an on-screen notice that says: "FBI Warning: This DVD is not licensed for public exhibition or projection. Criminal penalties will apply...." By contrast, the K-12 & General Screening editions are licensed for projection to K-12 student groups, and general groups, respectively.
About The Cartel | Teachers punished for speaking out. Principals fired for trying to do the right thing. Union leaders defending the indefensible. Bureaucrats blocking new charter schools. These are just some of the people we meet in The Cartel. The film also introduces us to teens who can't read, parents desperate for change, and teachers struggling to launch stable alternative schools for inner city kids who want to learn. We witness the tears of a little girl denied a coveted charter school spot, and we share the triumph of a Camden homeschool's first graduating class.
Together, these people and their stories offer an unforgettable look at how a widespread national crisis manifests itself in the educational failures and frustrations of individual communities. They also underscore what happens when our schools don't do their job. "These are real children whose lives are being destroyed," director Bob Bowdon explains.
The Cartel shows us our educational system like we've never seen it before. Behind every dropout factory, we discover, lurks a powerful, entrenched, and self-serving cartel. But The Cartel doesn't just describe the problem. Balancing local storylines against interviews with education experts such as Clint Bolick (former president of Alliance for School Choice), Gerard Robinson (president of Black Alliance for Educational Options), and Chester Finn (president of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute), The Cartel explores what dedicated parents, committed teachers, clear-eyed officials, and tireless reformers are doing to make our schools better for our kids.
This movie will force the scales to fall from the eyes of policymakers, education officials, reformers, intellectuals, teachers, and taxpayers. Putting a human face on the harm done by the educational cartel, The Cartel takes us beyond the statistics, generalizations, and abstractions that typically frame our debates about educationand draws an unequivocal bottom line: If we care about our children's futures, we must insist upon far-reaching and immediate reform. And we must do it now.
Check out the clips below for a sneak peek at the film!
DVD Extra -- The Castriotta Story
DVD Extra! -- The Cartel Movie Road Tour
DVD Extra! Bob Bowdon interviews principal-- Newark, NJ
Click above to watch clips from The Cartel, hosted on YouTube