Abbott Elementary

TV review by Joly Herman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 12+

Mockumentary about teaching has comedic chops.

ABC Comedy 2021

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 12 reviews

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age 10+

Funny, generous show exploring American's public education system through the lens of a group of teachers

This show is educational, diverse, well written, and very funny. I am shocked by the Common Sense ratings actually. I have never seen a show that teaches about the discrepancy between schools in America around class and race, as I do here. The show is full of positive messages of teachers working very hard with nothing to accomplish a good deal. Characters are human. It isn't cloying, it's just, terribly enjoyable. My kids, 11 and 16 love watching with me. I like having a cast of characters on a moral spectrum that isn't overly pudgy, it give us things to talk and think about, to laugh at.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
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age 11+
I love this show!! It is really funny and it is so relatable to the huge teaching problem in the US. It is so cool to see the “behind the scenes” of what teachers do and I never realized how low teachers get paid until now. I would say that it is appropriate for 11-year-olds and up because the references and language are appropriate for them, but I would say the kids have to be 12 or 13 plus to get a full understanding of where the show is coming from.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

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