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For ten years Sarah Mondale and Sarah Patton worked together to produce what would eventually become the four-hour documentary series, SCHOOL: The Story of American Public Education. In the course of filming in schools from Maine to California, and talking to countless teachers, education experts and students, they discovered a system facing huge problems as well as enormous promise. Sarah Mondale and Sarah Patton

Sarah Mondale director and co-producer of SCHOOL, has worked on documentary and feature films for over twenty-five years. Her credits include the award-winning Marcel Proust: A Writer’s Life and Asylum, a history of care for the mentally ill, which earned her a 1990 National Emmy nomination. In 1986 she co-founded Stone Lantern Films, Inc. with her sister-in-law Sarah Patton.

Sarah Patton is the co-producer for SCHOOL. She has developed and managed a number of award-winning PBS documentaries over the past 14 years. Patton worked with Mondale on Proust and Asylum and has collaborated on numerous other film projects, including a number of award-winning international series.

Listen to producer/director Sarah Mondale as she describes her journey chronicling the history of public education in America.





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