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Without Perfect Answers

Children in a broken government foster care system
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Overview

Genre
Public Affairs, Social Issues, Contemporary Issues, and Minorities
Synopsis

This is the story of two residential schools – orphanages - six thousand miles apart but side by side in finding an alternative to foster care for children. Without Perfect Answers raises compelling questions about foster care in the United States.
The Crossnore School, isolated in the remote North Carolina mountains, dates back a century. The Goldstein Youth Village in Jerusalem began with the birth of Israel to serve the children of the Holocaust. Both schools, one Christian, the other Jewish, apply compassion and high expectations to bring hope and success to otherwise desperate children.Neither school knew about the other until recent times and both go against the widely accepted view that residential education, what once was called an orphanage, is discredited and harmful.Participants present compelling arguments that residential education is far more likely to redeem and encourage a troubled child than the chaotic U.S. foster care system ever could.

Stage
finished
Running time
56 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Bowers Media Group, Inc.
Country
United States
Years of Production
2012, 2013
Locations
Crossnore, NC; New York, NY; Jerusalem, Israel

Distribution Details

Release year
2013
Distribution
PBS stations
Language
English

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