Reviews and Festivals
"Illustrates how educational exclusion works historically and
effectively prevents students of Color from advancing in society...can
be used in conjunction [with Stolen Education] to unravel the
historical consistency in the origins and consequences of school
segregation...Both also provide examples of student activism,
enlightened teachers, and school staff, as well as researchers and
scholars who are fighting these exclusionary forces."
— Aída Hurtado, Films for the Feminist Classroom
"I really thought this was '13th'-esque, in a way. They're both stories about what we take for granted as being the truth, like the 13th Amendment or the fact that schools were desegregated, but there are problems. Sonia's a promising documentarian...I'm proud to be able to support her work and I hope that she continues."
— Emmy-winning Director Ava DuVernay
"While we celebrate the Little Rock Nine today, we also must acknowledge
the reality of education in America in 2017. Fast forward 60 years.
Segregation in America is alive + well + education inequality persists
throughout the nation. To learn more [about] education inequality today,
I encourage you to check out [Teach Us All]."— Common, award-winning Recording Artist
"An alarming denunciation of the public education system, which continues to fail many students of color each year."
— Good Education
"This compelling film documents racial inequality in schools, cities,
and states across the U.S...Bleak facts and figures are in contrast to
the more positive ending, which shows individuals working together to
push for change and help end racial injustices."— Booklist
"Whether you're in this work or don't think you are impacted by the work, Teach Us All
is relevant no matter where you are. We all need to be in the conversation."— Chris Tuttell, Washington Magnet Elementary School
"Teach Us All provided us a powerful catalyst through which we had some necessary and important conversation in our district."
— Michael Parker West, Instructional Technology Facilitator, Wake County Public Schools
"When a flower does not bloom, you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower. Teach Us All
has inspired me to ensure equity for all of the Bradley's and beyond."— Roaxann J. Sykes, Assistant Principal
"To all who made this film possible, thank you from the bottom of my heart! Vitally important film that must be at the forefront for resolutions of all our problems in our nation!"
— Elisabeth Siegel, Co-founder ForWORDS Literacy Lab
"Teach Us All
allows educators to take a moment to reflect on why they went into education. For our district, Teach Us All
nudged us to have essential dialogue to continue the work to ensure every classroom, regardless of its location in the district, is one we would want our own flesh and blood in."— Daniel Gridley, M.Ed, K-2 Literary Coach & Intervention Facilitator
"The Teach Us All
provides a much-needed tool to engage students and faculty in critical
conversations. At a time when the role of education has never been more
important to our democracy and the well-being of our environment, Teach Us All
has the power to create a social justice movement and to provide a
platform that allows today's socially conscientious young people to
develop ideas, actions, and solutions that lead to increased equity and
unity."— Faye Snodgress, Executive Director, Kappa Delta Pi
California African American Museum
African American Museum of Philadelphia
National Civil Rights Museum
Houston Museum of African American CultureOFFICIAL SELECTION
Urbanworld Film Festival