Thursday, April 21, 2011

Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for Superman House/School Parties


The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for Superman is finally here!
Have a Movie Party and show the film

Get a group of friends and teacher colleagues together to view the Grassroots Education Movement’s newly released movie “The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for Superman”. Enjoy refreshments and engage in a discussion about the ongoing attempts to privatize our public education system, why this is happening and what we can do about it.


WIN A PHONE CALL FROM DIANE RAVITCH

Schedule your Movie Party by May 19th and you will automatically be entered into a lottery to win a phone call from Diane Ravitch! Winner will be chosen at the official movie premiere at Riverside Church in Harlem on May 19th, 2011 from 6-10 pm.  This event is free and open to the public.   The evening will include a panel featuring a NYC parent, teacher, and student as well as Dr. Ravitch and a few other prominent education advocates. 

What is the movie about?
A group of New York City public school teachers and parents from the GEM- the Grassroots Education Movement- wrote and directed this documentary in response to the Davis Guggenheim highly misleading film, Waiting for Superman. Waiting for Superman would have audiences believe that free-market competition, standardized tests, destroying teacher unions, and above all, the proliferation of charter schools are just what this country needs to create great public schools.
Our film, the Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting For Superman highlights the real-life experiences of public school parents and educators to show how these so-called reforms are actually hurting education. Our film talks about the kinds of real reform – inside schools and in our society as a whole- that we urgently need to genuinely transform education in this country.

View the trailer at       

DVDs will be mailed out the second week of May.  Order your free copy now by filling out an online form at:
https://spreadsheets.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFNLNWtFYy1fSGFLYkYwNXRhTW1wVXc6MQ
 http://gemnyc.org

or email gemnyc@gmail.com for a free copy of the DVD and a Film Party Guide:

Name:                                                Email address:
Phone number:
Mailing Address:
Are you a teacher? Parent? Community Member? Student? Other?
If teacher, where do you work?
Date of Film Party?               Expected number of attendees? 

Check out GEM at: http://gemnyc.org/

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