Drawing on his own experience Steve McQueen tells the story of a Black boy victimized by the British racist educational system designed to weed out minority students.
Chinese American Ellie is an outsider at high school who writes love letters & texts for shy Paul who is in love with Astrid. Ellie also is attracted to Astrid. The tale ends in friendship & new purpose for each of the 3.
An African boy adopted by white parents wins wide respect at high school, but his black teacher suspects he plans violence when she reads his essay.
A dedicated black teacher, suspicious of her star black pupil, brings his white parents into her plan to prevent any violence at the school, thus raising unsettling questions.
Wei Minzhu is just 13, but when the teacher has to go away for a month, she is the substitute, making up in determination what she lacks in experience.
When famous ballet teacher Tobi Powell is interviewed by two out of towners, it becomes evident that their agenda is far darker than what they had told him.
A jazz teacher, using cruel methods to push his percussionist student to achieve perfection, raises the question of what happened to kindness & inspiration?
A prep school English teacher arguing with an art teacher that words are more important than pictures gets virtually all of the students excited & involved.
An unusual teacher inspires his male students to think for themselves &relish poetry. Running afoul of superiors, he is fired but leaves an impression.