Cinema, Also Showing Oct. 24, 1949

The Fight for Better Schools (MARCH OF TIME) is a blue print for grass-roots action to right a widespread U.S. wrong:

third-rate education in overcrowded, ram shackle schools. This documentary focuses on the painstaking three-year fight by plain citizens of Virginia's Arlington County to get better public education for their children. By glossing over their opposition (real-estate interests, a cynical political machine), the film passes up dramatic conflict. But as a detailed primer on rescuing a down-at-heels school system, it suggests a solid public service and offers inspiring evidence that aroused parents can get...

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