Charter schools have been around for nearly twenty years. There are now over 5,000 of them in forty-two states and the District of Columbia. Yet many Americans are still unclear about exactly what these schools are and how they operate, and everyone wants to know why some are so great and others…not so much.
In “Unchartered Territory,” you will learn what charter schools are, why they were created, and why they reflect such mixed quality today. Interviewing some of the most successful 'pioneers' of this still-developing frontier, we learn first-hand about both the opportunities and obstacles presented by charter school reform.
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Producer/Director Kelly Amis
Cinematographers Sergei Krasikov, Phillip Ebeid, Christina Voros,
Justin Ammon, Cyrus Dowlatshahi
Editors Kate Stilley Steiner, Sergei Krasikov, Kelly Amis
Graphics Sean Kimber
Title Sequence Ri Crawford
Music Asparagus Studios & Michael Harris
Tyzjae Monroe, Armontae Harris, Tequaila Monroe, Carlet Harris, Christian Roman, Bob Compton, Barry Lofton, Suzy Amis Cameron, Charlie Amis, Bernadette Dare, Andy Orin, Natalie & Jon Niksa, Emily Miner, Derek Beecham, Annette Ermshar, Laura Kettleson Sartore, Molly & Greg Wootton, Meg & Manny Scrofani, Janae Jennings, Shawn Hayes, Don Hense, Deborah Kenny, Steve Barr, Irasema Salcido, Kevin Chavous, Kaya Henderson, Jason Epting
Harlem Village Academies * Friendship Schools * Cesar Chavez Schools for Public Policy * Green Dot Schools * Washington, DC Public Schools