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Posted on Tue, Dec 13, 2011 : 5:52 a.m.

'American Teacher' screening offers Q&A with star and author

By Staff

826michigan and the Michigan Theater are co-hosting a special screening of a documentary film about public education, narrated by Matt Damon and produced by Dave Eggers and Ninive Calegari (founders of the 826 National program).

"American Teacher" profiles 4 teachers in under-resourced public classrooms; demonstrates the big sacrifices teachers make every day; and the incredible challenges to students currently in our system. The film screens just once: on Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. at the Michigan Theater.

One of the film's stars, Jonathan Dearman, will be at the screening, as will Daniel Moulthrop, whose book was the basis for the film. There will be a Q & A with the 2 following the film.


Jeff Gaynor

Tue, Dec 13, 2011 : 11:55 a.m.

We teachers would be there, but we're too busy creating lessons, grading papers and looking for ways for each of our students to be continuously and successfully learning.