“A Class Divided” is an insightful source incorporating lessons on the meanings, forms, and effects of discrimination in schools. It is an encore presentation of the classic documentary of a third-grade teacher named Elliot. The teacher applied eye color as a basis to divide pupils in her class. On the first day of school, blue-eyed children were told that they were smarter, and better than brown-eyed children.
The Divided Class
They were allowed privileges such as longer recess time and being the first in the lunch line. On the contrary, brown children were compelled to wear collars on their necks. They were also heavily criticized and ridiculed by the teacher for their behavior and performance.