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A Touch of Greatness 

The remarkable teacher Albert Cullum broke the mold for the boring, uninspiring public school teachers in the 1950s and 60s. This film depicts how he inspired his students of all ages ... See full summary »

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The remarkable teacher Albert Cullum broke the mold for the boring, uninspiring public school teachers in the 1950s and 60s. This film depicts how he inspired his students of all ages through movement and imagination, and how he challenged them to want to learn more through acting in theatrical productions of the classics. The productions were unconventional by every school standard, but gained recognition throughout the state for being groundbreaking and inspiring. Written by Zen Bones

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Public education can teach greatness
15 May 2006 | by (Kansas City, MO) – See all my reviews

Albert Cullum was a maverick. He clearly saw the shortcomings of the state of the art of public education as he began his teaching career, and knew that he could do better. If you watch this "film", you will ask why his methods aren't applied universally in U.S. public schools.The bar is set low in order to accommodate the least able students, but the end result is that all receive an inadequate education. The sad fact is that most public schools offer little to nothing to challenge students, or stimulate their abilities. Albert Cullum found ways to do these things, and brought to the fore the excellence that is inside all of us. This program should be required viewing for everyone working in, or with an interest in education.


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