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Author: Vanessa RothNínive Clements CalegariDave EggersMatt DamonDaniel MoulthropAll authors
Publisher: [United States] : First Run Features, [2012], ©2011.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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See the stories of four teachers in different areas of the country, revealing the frustrating realities of today's teachers, the difficulty of attracting talented new educators, and why so many of our best teachers leave the profession altogether. Can we re-value teaching and turn it into a prestigious, financially attractive, and desirable profession? With almost half of American teachers leaving the field in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Documentary films
Film adaptations
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Vanessa Roth; Nínive Clements Calegari; Dave Eggers; Matt Damon; Daniel Moulthrop; First-Run Features (Firm)
OCLC Number: 768892096
Language Note: In English with optional subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Notes: Originally produced in 2011.
Based on the book Teachers have it easy: The big sacrifices and small salaries of America's teachers by Daniel Moulthrop, Ninive Calegari and Dave Eggers.
Special features include outtakes and more interviews.
Credits: Editor, Brian McGinn ; music, Thao Nguyen ; narrator, Matt Damon.
Performer(s): Narrator: Matt Damon.
Description: 1 videodisc (80 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC.
Contents: Teachers are the key --
A tough job --
Truth in numbers --
Leadership --
Family turmoil --
Leaving the profession --
Salary counts --
Where we stand.
Responsibility: produced and directed by Vanessa Roth ; produced by Ninive Calegari and Dave Eggers.

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See the stories of four teachers in different areas of the country, revealing the frustrating realities of today's teachers, the difficulty of attracting talented new educators, and why so many of our best teachers leave the profession altogether. Can we re-value teaching and turn it into a prestigious, financially attractive, and desirable profession? With almost half of American teachers leaving the field in the next ten years, now is the time to find out.

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