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.
To the surprise of not a single teacher in the entire country, an international study has found that U.S. teachers are underpaid in comparison to our counterparts in two dozen industrialized countries.
He talks about two examples of how the use of empathy substantially reduced suspension rates for students of color. I found the first one particularly interesting. It had teachers take an online tutorial. Here’s an excerpt that talks about it:
This reminds me of something our administrators have done in the past – they’ve had panels of students of color share their stories and experiences at our staff meetings, and the followed up with them participating in “circles” (which we use a lot at our school in restorative practices).