Here's a sneak peek at the feature length documentary film I've been working on. Help us raise enough money to finish the film.
My thoughts turn to the lower income single mother who has to work two jobs to make ends meet. Meanwhile, her kid(s) are home alone, probably not engaged in on line school. Oh, and, by the way, the kids had virtually no chance of getting dangerously sick from Covid. So, in the end, this was mostly driven by the selfish interests of Weingarten and her union leaders (not the teachers, for the most part). She, Fauci, Collins, and Birks should be put in the public stockade. I honestly don’t blame Trump. I don’t know what he was supposed to do other than to trust the career “experts”. Imagine if he’d overruled them, and thus was actually the threat to all that it could have been.
Thank you for doing what teacher’s unions should have done: amplify k-12 children’s voices. Their mental and social health. I signed the Balfour Declaration when rational policy discussion seemed to be possible. Boy was I wrong. Good luck finishing it. I can’t wait to see the final film.
Thank you for your work on speaking truth which is the first step in enacting change. I just donated and I encourage everyone to please do so too. Every bit truly makes a difference!
Good luck with the finishing! I'm also working on a doc with a collaborator and it addresses Covid insanity amongst many other things... hope to finish in the next few months.
Thank you, Jennifer! Please continue to be brave and amplify children's voices! Nothing made sense. I had neighborhood kids in my home trying to learn because I work only part time from home, and their moms were single and working full time. They were great kids, but it was pure chaos. My own 7th grader went from "highly proficient" to "nearly proficient" in reading and math in 18 months time of remote and hybrid learning. He went from all As with an occasional B+ to mostly Cs and Ds. I was highly involved in his academic efforts, but we were afraid he would fail the entire school year. At one point, he even had an F in 7th grade remote PE, even though he exercised every day. It was the most abusive school experience imaginable. I had him repeat a full year of math to get him back on track in that class. In 10th grade, he's finally testing at "highly proficient" in all core subjects again. But not without consistent effort to repair the damage. I shudder to think about students without a support system at home.
Can’t wait to watch this! Thank you for documenting the harms that occurred so that we won’t forget! Unfortunately schools now rely even more on technology to educate which I feel continues to cause more harm and does little to actually educate.
awesome. can't wait to see the finished docco
Best of luck with this!!! This needs to be part of the overall "covid era" story.
Tearful watch! My son went to law school online. Just Brutal. I’m still angry.
Fear. Zero Accountability. Consequences. Thank you Jennifer. I support your efforts. 🙏
This is so important! Can’t wait to see the finished film.
Can't wait to see the film!
This looks amazing, Jennifer.
Heartbreaking. I live across the street from an elementary school in L.A. Co. As a "nana" in a divided family of public school teachers & home schoolers - I don't need to say how emotionally brutal it all was and internally still is at times.
So extremely proud of you for committing to taking a "natural and truthful" stand all the way to a documentary. Just wow.
Wow, great work! Hope you have a distribution strategy to get this documentary out there to a very wide audience. Or will it get suppressed by the Media Control Complex?
I was a member of a classified school employee union and I was not asked to vote on any decision regarding closures. We were paid to stay home and do nothing. I decided to retire early and I didn’t received so much as a thank you form letter for my 17 years of service. Never heard from any of my colleagues the entire time I was on lockdown or after retirement. Disgraceful.