Thursday, May 19, 2011

Cavanagh, Casey, Aronowitz - May 21: Film Screening and Discussion- The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for Superman

Saturday, May 21 - 7:00pm • 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- 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 (list in formation)

For More Information Contact: - 928-308-7563

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am basically an apolitical person, but fully aware of the damage that Bloomberg is doing. Just stay away from it all-I know Norm Scott, so I checked out film-WHEW!!! A must see for every NYC teacher, parent and student!!!-THIS IS THE TRUTH