Here’s how ARRAY, the group distributing it (which was founded by Ava DuVernay) describe the documentary:
Marking the directorial debut from Sonia Lowman, the timely documentary TEACH US ALL examines the U.S. education system from the historic Little Rock Crisis to present day disparities in access that are culminating to a re-segregation of schools across the nation. On September 25, ARRAY will debut TEACH US ALL on Netflix accompanied by a national tour to coincide with the 60th anniversary of the Little Rock Nine’s momentous school integration.
Thanks to Pedro Noguera, who is interviewed in the film, for the tip.
What Matters Now: A New Compact for Teaching and Learning is a new report put out by a lot of people I respect, including Linda Darling-Hammond. It has lots of great ideas about teaching, schools and communities – many which have been put forward by others in different venues. It would be nice if this report gained more traction than its predecessors.
Above the headline of the lengthy article they placed “Like Duh,” but I guess you can’t have too much research that avoids blaming teachers for problems that are beyond control, since so many academics and politicians do just that…
Thanks to Teaching Tolerance, I just learned that December 4th will be the 60th anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
I’m sure there will be lot of new resources becoming available in the next few weeks, and I’m also sure that there are plenty that I’m not including in the first edition of this post. Please let me know what I’m missing.
You might also be interested some of the many previous “Best” lists I’ve published on the Civil Rights Movement & race and racism, including: