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1 hr. 21 min.

Plot Summary
Interviews with policy advisers and an examination of the experiences of four teachers illustrate the the state of the U.S. educational system.

Cast: Matt Damon

Directors: Vanessa Roth , Brian McGinn

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: First Run

American Teacher (2011)

Release Date: September 30th, 2011|1 hr. 21 min.

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    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    This heartbreaking and essential look into the lives of those who put so much into educating other people's children ought to be seen by anyone concerned about the fate of the public school system, and the nation as a whole. show more

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    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    A very important subject gets too dry a treatment to keep one's attention focused. show more

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    Joseph Jon Lanthier Slant Magazine

    The movie is a curious blend of teacher-appreciation mandate and recruitment video, though it's not always clear at whom the narration's gravely spoken factoids are directed. show more

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