WAYS YOU CAN REACT TO FILM
1. MENTOR youth in local schools through organizations that link college students with at-risk or disadvantaged youth, and help them improve their academic and social outcomes. Volunteer with Big Brother Big Sister or other local organizations.
2. VOICE your advocacy for education reform. Transform the conversation by educating yourself and others about the failures in education equality. Visit Dropout Nation and The Irreplaceables by The New Teacher Project. Also, support groups fighting for education equality like Stand for Children, Students for Education Reform, Black Alliance for Educational Options, Hispanic Council for Reform and Educational Options and Educators4Excellence. See more here.
3. WRITE to your local legislators and hold them accountable for education quality. Petition them to fight specifically for policies that prioritize top teacher retention. Visit ED Partnerships or a guide on how to get in touch with officials. Look up your local or state education board and use donation today.
TEACHED Volume I features the first three films of the innovative TEACHED series: The Path to Prison, The Blame Game and Unchartered Territory. Produced and directed by Kelly Amis, each short film candidly addresses issues of equality in the American education system, especially those affecting urban, minority youth. TEACHED Vol. I was named one of TakePart’s Ten Education Documentaries Not to be Missed.
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