Friday, September 30, 2011

Jamie Fidler of American Teacher on Democracy Now

I am writing to you because I thought you would be interested in a recent Democracy Now! report on the documentary "American Teacher" which opens in select theaters today.

Democracy Now! spoke with Vanessa Roth, the film?s Academy Award-winning director, and with Brooklyn first-grade public school teacher, Jamie Fidler, who is featured in the film. Roth discussed how the film aims to accurately represent the hardships faced by public school teachers. She also criticized the media for maligning teachers despite the great difficulties they face in their profession which are otherwise absent from the discussion about educational reform in mainstream discourse.

When you have a chance, please take a moment to watch the interview and read the transcript. A link for the interview is provided below. I have also provided the embed code if you would like to post the video of the interview on your website or social networking sites today.

Thank you so much for your time and consideration.

My Best,

Anton Woronczuk
Social Media and Online Outreach Intern
Democracy Now!


?American Teacher": New Film Rebuts Vilification of Underpaid, Dedicated Public School Teachers



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