A documentary in production about the early literacy crisis from award winning director Jenny Mackenzie, and executive produced by Amy Redford and Allison Gushée Molkenthin.
After forty years of declining reading scores, READy or NOT? shares the story of four American families and a courageous teacher who fight to provide our youngest generation with the most foundational indicator of life-long success: the ability to read. Ineffective and outdated methods have long held a monopoly on how children learn to read. This story shows how parents, educators, and scientists come together to disrupt the failing education system.
When it’s completed, READy or NOT? will be submitted to top film festivals around the globe, and have an education and outreach plan focused on collaborative community screenings that address the early literacy crisis, and focus on harnessing technological tools with parental engagement to close disparities gaps and create more literate communities.