It's Elementary | 1996

Documentary
The filmmakers visited classrooms from kindergarten through high school interviewing kids, teachers, and school administrators. What they found is a group of very courageous people putting their jobs on the line to help ...more
Director: Debra Chasnoff
Writers: N/A
Stars: N/A
Awards: 1 win | full awards »

Company

Women's Educational Media

Production Company

Synopsis

The filmmakers visited classrooms from kindergarten through high school interviewing kids, teachers, and school administrators. What they found is a group of very courageous people putting their jobs on the line to help combat the hate and prejudice children are being taught at such a very early age. It comes as no surprise that the major source for their learning of damaging stereotypes is from television and the movies. The climate of fear is so intense in some of these school districts that even the straight teachers are nervous about teaching these subjects for fear of being labeled gay or lesbian and losing their jobs. It is mostly up to the married teachers who are in a secure position to create change among the students. And change they are creating!

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