teachers speak out: jim st. clair
In this mini-documentary, former public school kindergarten teacher Jim St. Clair discusses the changes he sees in today's kindergarten classrooms, including a decrease in play-based learning and an increase in direct teaching and testing. Jim explains why choice time, in which children follow their own interests and inquiries, is crucial to their development.
teachers speak out: roberta udoh
In DEY's second mini-documentary, public school preschool teacher Roberta Udoh explains how the obsession with testing has resulted in educational policies that lead to diminished play and exploration of self for children of color and poor children, and the devastating effects it has on the soul and psyche of this population of early learners.
teachers speak out: bianca tanis
In the first mini-documentary, public school kindergarten teacher, Bianca Tanis, discusses the corporate hijacking of early education and the growing crisis among early learners.