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Screening of American Teacher

May 29
7pm
Barrett Community Center

Reserve your free ticket: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/screening-of-american-teacher-tickets-11288061897

AMERICAN TEACHER is the feature-length documentary narrated by Academy Award winner Matt Damon.

The film shows us the experience of four young teachers as they recognize the importance of what they do, and how much they love what they do, but ask: can I afford to continue to teach?  By following these teachers as they reach different milestones in their careers, the film tells the deeper story of the teaching profession in America today.

Research shows that a child's school success depends on quality teaching. In the next ten years, more than half of the current 3.2 million teachers will be eligible to retire. We now have a choice: continue with the current, broken system of trying to attract educators by offering low pay, long hours, little support, and no prestige - a system that results in high turnover and low morale and translates into 85 percent of graduates refusing to even consider the profession - or, we choose to change: increase compensation and improve conditions to attract and retain the best educators for our communities.

This event is sponsored by the Belmont-Redwood Shores Faculty Association
Teacher May 09, 2014 at 09:52 AM
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