This video questions why people leave school or fail to graduate. Rather than focusing on the more commonly held idea of "drop outs," the video examines the trends of push-outs, and the many ways that young people feel discouraged by the educational system. Interviewing educational researchers, students, and each other, we try to present the stories behind the statistics.
Isa's Final Draft
A story about Isabella, a young woman instilled with the dreams of her mother's sacrifices for her daughter to have a better life by accessing education opportunities she never had. This is Isa's journey as she encountered struggles that neither she or her mother ever imagined.
This film was inspired by the true stories of immigrant students. Each year nearly 65,000 youth graduate from high schools without higher education opportunities. Featured at the end of this film is an interview with a Dreamer from the Trail of Dreams campaign.
To learn more about what you can do to support the movement visit these sites:
Trail of Dreams: trail2010.org/
Dream Act: dreamact.info/