Weaving interviews of policy experts and startling facts with the lives and careers of four teachers, American Teacher tells the collective story by and about those closest to the issues in... See full summary »
Weaving interviews of policy experts and startling facts with the lives and careers of four teachers, American Teacher tells the collective story by and about those closest to the issues in our educational system -- the 3.2 million teachers who spend every day in classrooms across our country. Written by
Heartfelt Examination of Modern Teaching Professionals
This wonderful documentary has given me a new respect for those called to serve as teachers. An often under-appreciated class of professionals is brought into focus through touching interviews and research detailing stark realities. The film introduces us to some earnest teachers that attempt to rise above the financial truth and social stigma of their chosen profession.
We see a confluence of pressures that force many of the best and brightest into other professions. The film makes a convincing case that primary and secondary school teachers are an important cornerstone of American society, but are not afforded same the respect as other professionals. If you were ever inspired by a teacher, or had a teacher that had clearly burned out, see this movie... It's not as easy as it looks.
Excellent narration by Matt Damon. Engaging and inspiring teachers profiled. May change your opinion of those that choose to teach.
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