"With compassion and poignant insight, Aisha Sultan explains an American truth that was magnified by the pandemic: Our most vulnerable citizens are constantly at risk of being left behind. Education, Interrupted packs a punch."
— Tony Messenger, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and columnist
When schools closed their doors at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, parents everywhere had to quickly become educators on top of their regular duties. Education, Interrupted looks at this widespread phenomenon through the experiences of Tyra Johnson, a single mother raising three children in one of the poorest zip codes in the United States. The film shows Tyra and her family navigating remote learning, standardized testing, job loss, and more, while trying to make sure her children, and now students, stay on track with their education and development.