"We must fund our public schools, and we must give children the ladder of education and economic opportunity," said Randi Weingarten, the AFT's national president. "That is the moral imperative of Brown v. Board of Education."
"Any time that public education is spoken about and the urgency of helping all kids is portrayed and depicted, that's a good thing," Weingarten said. "I welcome using these films as a platform to talk about the challenges. I am concerned that the heroic work being done by 3 million public school teachers is not being recognized and the challenges they go through are not being recognized."