Ankur Singh is an 18 year old college freshman at The University of Missouri – Columbia who took off his second semester of school to create a documentary film about standardized testing in America. The film is titled "Listen", and focuses on what students themselves have to say about testing culture in the United States. He says: "They never ask us students what we want from our own education. And since we are the primary stakeholders, that is not OK". Dozens of children, teachers and parents across the country are featured in Listen. They tell the same exasperated story of students enduring ridiculous amounts of test-prep.
"Why do people tell me to think outside the box when they barely ever let me out of it?"
-- read about it on Edutopia
Listen - Official Trailer from Ankur Singh on Vimeo.