Adam McKay to Produce a Documentary on School Dropout Epidemic
The director has comedies like Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy and Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby under his belt, but his lesson on Ponzi schemes during the credits for The Other Guys shows that Adam McKay has real concern for the major issues plaguing our country and its government. Now he's acting on thems as Deadline reports McKay will produce a new documentary from Jason Pollock (The Youngest Candidate) about the school dropout epidemic in American public schools. McKay says, “I want to help put the education system front and center in this upcoming presidential election." Read on!
The documentary will soot through the current school year and is looking to get a release in the fall of 2012. In addition, the film will use the power of social media to get the word out about the film, not to mention a screening tour to various colleges across the country as the presidential election looms closer. The dropout rate is most definitely a concern as major cities have seen it rise about 50% in some cases while the entire state of California currently has a dropout rate of 18.2%. This isn't a matter of a comedian sticking his nose where it doesn't belong because McKay is very knowledgeable of our country's social, financial and government issues and frequently draws attention to them on Twitter and Facebook, so I'm interested to see how this documentary turns out and the kind of attention it gets during the election.