Rule

This uplifting documentary offers a rare ray of hope in its portrait of an urban school that's defying the odds.

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The Rule

See how Benedictine monks in the heart of one of America's most dangerous cities are able to achieve amazing success with the most vulnerable population: inner city African American and Latino teenage males. While Newark, New Jersey, with a high poverty rate of 32%, has an abysmal high school graduation rate, St. Benedict's Prep has a near 100% college acceptance rate. The film details how their "recipe for success" follows the sixth century Rule of Saint Benedict and how this rule can serve as a model for whole cities nationwide.
Genre
Documentary, History
Runtime
90
Language
English
Director
Marylou Tibaldo-Bongiorno
FEATURED REVIEW
Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger

"They've spent $12 billion on education in Newark," a frustrated educator says early on in the new documentary "The Rule." "Does it seem like they've spent $12 billion on education in Newark?" That the public schools in our state's largest city — in many of our cities — are failing is inarguable, ...

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