Film Screening and Discussion — The Inconvenient Truth Behind "Waiting for 'Superman'"
Saturday, May 21 - 7 pm • 6th Street Community Center
636 E. 6th Street (btwn Ave B and Ave C), Manhattan
"Waiting for Superman" created an upheaval in American thinking on public education. But, "Superman"'s fix-all of high stakes standardized testing, privatization and union busting is not the answer for reforming America’s public schools.
"The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for Superman" provides an in-depth look at what "Superman" got wrong. By talking to teachers, parents and education activists, The Grassroots Education Movement exposes the misinformation of "Waiting for Superman" and offers real reform solutions for the future of American public schools.
After the Movie, a Panel Featuring:
Stanley Aronowitz - CUNY Graduate Center, author of Against Schooling: For an Education that Matters
Julie Cavanagh - Director/Public School Teacher
Sam Anderson (unconfirmed) - Black New Yorkers for Educational Excellence
Leo Casey - United Federation of Teachers
Sponsored by: Socialist Party NYC, NYC Organization for a Free Society, NYC Democratic Socialists of America, NYC Solidarity, Manhattan Greens
There is a suggested donation of $3 to $10 for the film, though "no one will be turned away."
Saturday, May 21, 2011
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