Rise Above the Mark is a documentary narrated by Peter Coyote that brings to light the heartbreaking realities of public education. It's the story of what happens when politics enters the classroom. Public schools are boxed in by current corporate reforms. Rules and regulations restrict vision, depreciate funding, demoralize teachers, and turn students into test-taking machines, robbing them of time to foster creativity. Rise Above the Mark focuses on Indiana's struggles with public school reforms—the same types of struggles experienced in schools throughout the United States. Hear directly from teachers who fight for our kids every day, and experts Diane Ravtich, Linda Darling-Hammond, Marc Tucker, and Pasi Sahlberg as they discuss how America can make positive changes to provide an exceptional public school system for all children.