Item Details

Print View

The Teacher Shortage Problem [electronic resource]: Making the Grade at P.S. 25

MacNeil/Lehrer Productions
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Facing a severe teacher shortfall for the 2000-2001 academic year, New York City scrambled to staff its worst-performing school district by crash-training hundreds of eager teaching fellows. In this program, NewsHour correspondent John Merrow presents five reports that track several of these brand-new teachers from opening day to summer recess as they learn the ropes at P.S. 25, in Brooklyn. Balancing their idealistic views of teaching are hard-won insights that demonstrate a powerful determination to overcome discouragement brought on by long hours, inadequate resources, and classroom discipline problems. High-stakes citywide testing is also addressed.
Release Date
Run Time
58 min.
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on July 26, 2006.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Making the Grade at P.S. 25
  • Challenging Teaching Assignment (5:57)
  • September 7, 2000: First Day of School in New York City (7:03)
  • Learning Strategy Design: Teacher Evaluation (4:51)
  • Daily Realities of Teaching (5:14)
  • Rookie Teachers: Frustrations (4:29)
  • Rookie Teachers: Collegial Support and Resentment (6:36)
  • Preparation for Standardized Tests (3:55)
  • Preparation for Standardized Tests (7:08)
  • Summary of the School Year (3:44)
  • Standardized Test Scores and Teacher Evaluations (7:58)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2006], c2001.
Publisher no.
29921 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
1 streaming video file (58 min.) : sd., col., digital.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
Technical Details
  • Access in Virgo Classic
  • Staff View