Trailer for Array's Documentary 'Teach Us All' on Educational Equality
"It was never intended that we would be treated as equals…" Array + Netflix have debuted an official trailer for a new film titled Teach Us All, a documentary that is also a social justice campaign for educational inequality. The film "examines the U.S. education system from the historic Little Rock Crisis to present day disparities in access that are culminating into a re-segregation of schools across the nation." This seems like a very powerful, very important documentary for our times that goes hand-in-hand with Ava DuVernay's 13th as an examination of racism and oppression that still exists in America. It's also another documentary this year about education and schools, along with School Life and Night School. This is being released by DuVernay's distribution company Array, which means it's a great film that you definitely don't want to miss.
Here's the official trailer (+ poster) for Sonia Lowman's documentary Teach Us All, from Array's YouTube:
Teach Us All is a documentary and social justice campaign on educational inequality set against the backdrop of the 1957 Little Rock school crisis. Sixty years after the Little Rock Nine faced violent resistance when desegregating Central High in Arkansas, America's schools continue to be the key battleground of the Civil Rights Movement. Teach Us All demonstrates powerful lessons from history within a timely context, emphasizing the need for unity and collective action to rectify the disparities among America's children. The social justice campaign seeks to build the capacity of students to carry forth the legacy of the Little Rock Nine and take leadership in today's movement for educational equity. Teach Us All is directed by newcomer Sonia Lowman, making her directorial debut. Netflix + Array will release Teach Us All in select theaters + streaming starting September 22nd. For more info, visit the official website. Thoughts?
Reader Feedback - 8 Comments
It's embarrassing how bad the education system is in America.
Carpola on Sep 13, 2017
It's also embarrassing how few of the students show up to learn.
The Dude on Sep 14, 2017
Of course, I imagine that's a problem too. I've worked with young people who didn't show up for school and had found themselves unable to get a job and I've always tried to explain to them that if they remain ignorant, there are people who went to the best schools who will happily fuck them over at every stage of their lives until they're dead. Don't see it changing any time soon in the US. It would have to be a massive societal shift.
Carpola on Sep 14, 2017
The other big deal here is the parents and society that tells children, "The system is rigged" Effectively setting the table for failure. You cannot expect an even playing field when you are already tilting the table to one side. Does the system need overhauling? Definitely, but parents and other influencers need to stop telling their children "the system is after you!"
DAVIDPD on Sep 13, 2017
I'm not sure there is another big deal here. The big deal is a system that is not servicing the educational needs of all of this country's children. And it sounds as if you're trying to shift the blame from the system to the parents... The system itself has already set these children up for failure by catering to the needs of the few instead of servicing the many. Proposing we don't educate our children on the obstacles they'll face is doing them a disservice. We should prepare them for the difficulties they'll face, while also instilling in them the will to succeed despite the deck being stacked against them.
SimplyThatDude on Sep 13, 2017
Yes and no. But here is not the place nor the time to discuss such things. I respect your thinking though.
DAVIDPD on Sep 14, 2017
The educational system is not serving the needs of all the children...an examination of the harm that test-driven teaching is having is needed. In Michael Moore's "Where to Invade Next" is an excellent example of the comparison of other countries approach to education and ours...and in that comparison, America comes off as being about 50 years behind.
kitano0 on Sep 14, 2017
Society which doesn't care about its education as an comprehensive undertaking is a society that will face its destiny as failure. This seems to be another thing that makes US look like a failed state. It's funny, since from time to time I meet someone from North America and they tell me that East European countries are considered to be the Third World countries. Seeing this, I can't but laugh at that. Although, I have to admit, this is all very sad and inhuman ...
shiboleth on Sep 14, 2017
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