Screening: “American Teacher”

Screening: “American Teacher”

Training Tag(s): Education, Labor

Starts: Friday, Jun. 8 6:00 PM (Eastern)

Ends: Friday, Jun. 8 8:00 PM (Eastern)

Room: 550

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 the country. Through an interactive and evolving website and a feature-length documentary that brings together educational experts, student interviews and a year of documenting the day-to-day lives and sacrifices of public school teachers, the Teacher Salary Project will bring an awareness to the real and imminent crisis in our educational system―how little we value our strongest, most committed and most effective teachers, and the ripple effect this has on how our children learn and their potential for future success. In keeping with the storytelling styles of both Dave Eggers (writer) and Vanessa Roth (director), “American Teacher” is a character-driven film that explores this urgent issue through humor, irony and the energy of the teachers who fill the screen.