We are a proud partner of the new documentary American Teacher by the Teacher Salary Project, a San Francisco-based nonprofit that grew out of the New York Times bestselling book Teachers Have It Easy by journalist and teacher Daniel Moulthrop, co-founder of the 826 National writing programs Nínive Calegari, and writer Dave Eggers (novels A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius and What is the What – both of which I read and loved – among other works). The organization advocates for more recognition of and compensation for this extremely difficult and often misunderstood profession.
American Teacher is produced by Eggers and Calegari, produced and directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Vanessa Roth, and narrated by Matt Damon. The preview has just come out – enjoy below. The San Francisco premiere will be on October 7, and info about the earlier NY and LA screenings is available on the film site.