We can blame people 'til the end of days, it's still not gonna fix anything. This will, though.
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At 1:40, they explain how a Minneapolis parent-teacher coalition saved their school from privatization. At 2:50, they talk about the fascinating research they did evaluating teachers. At 3:20, we find out what frustrates parents the most. At 3:40, they talk about the cool thing they got parents to do that had never been done before. And at 4:30, they explain what other cities are now trying.