The Cartel shows the US educational system like you’ve never seen it before. Behind every dropout factory lurks a powerful, entrenched, and self-serving multi-billion dollar business. Teachers punished for speaking out. Principals fired for trying to do the right thing. Union leaders defending the indefensible. Bureaucrats blocking new charter schools. Teens who can’t read. And, parents desperate for change – this film might be American but it has important lessons for Canadians.