Wednesday, June 22, 2011

NYC Screenings of "The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for Superman" Thursday, Saturday, Sunday

Thursday, June 24, 4:30

New York Collective of Radical Educators (NYCoRE) & the Public Science Project (PSP) Invite you to a screening of:  Grassroots Education Movement's “The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting For Superman."

What: Screening of “The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting For Superman” When: June 23, 2011 Time: 4:30 PM Where: The Graduate Center, CUNY, 365 Fifth Avenue at 34th street, Room# 6304.01 Welcome Message: Members from the Public Science Project, Center for Immigrant Families, NYCoRE, and the Grassroots Education Movement (GEM-NY). Post-Screening Discussion: Participants will reflect on the film and share strategies around organizing within our local communities. Questions/RSVP: info@nycore.org *Please bring photo ID Visit the official film website at: www.waitingforsupermantruth.org Also... *Join NYCoRE for our end of the school year happy hour after the screening from 6 to 8 PM! Galway Hooker @ 7 East 36th Street (2 Blocks from the Graduate Center)

Saturday, June 26, 1pm
District 17 CEC (Crown Heights)
Film is being shown at 1:00 PM and discussion is after. They are also showing WFS in the morning at 10:00 AM. Reps from the, Special ed office, NAACP, DOE, some charter office will be present.

Where: Middle School 246
72 Veronica Place
Brooklyn, NY, 11226
(Snyder & Albemarle)


SUNDAY - 3PM - Baldwin Long Island church screening (still waiting for details)
Screening will be from 3 - 4:15 at First Presbyterian Church of Baldwin, 717 St. Luke's Place, Baldwin. One block west of Grand Ave. Public parking across the street.

MORE SCREENINGS AROUND THE NATION:

Chicago:
Screening: Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Lane Tech High School (one of the largest schools and where CTU leader Karen Lewis taught chemistry for
2501 W. Addison
Chicago, IL 60618

12:30p with discussion to follow. We expect at least 75 teachers to attend.

This is a tremendous film, and a timely response/contribution... labor unions and teachers are under attack and we appreciate that this film dispels the charter school myths infecting our community (teachers included!).


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Washington DC Teachers Union held a screening Saturday

Join us on Saturday, June 18, 2011 @3:30 pm

 

Thank you and the Grassroots Education Movement for providing us an excellent education reform documentary.  We had great discussions and questions from all during our forum. Unfortunately, both DC Mayor Gray and DC Council Chairman Brown were not able to attend because "previously scheduled commitments."  We will continue to invite them to participate in upcoming forums.  Please find attached pictures, printed program and flyer from our most recent forum (Fix Our Public Schools, Don't Privatize! DC Premiere Screening "The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting For "Superman"). 
Again, thank you Grassroots Education Movement for this important documentary.

In Solidarity,
Willie 

Los Angeles

My local union, UTLA is showing your film this week and I was so excited to see a real dialogue alive and vibrant.  I started a blog a few months back called "Becoming Superwoman" meaning that we must all become fearless leaders in real, authentic educational reform.  So many times, we are put on the defense regarding contracts, benefits, test scores and it is time to stand up and it takes so much away from the conversation that needs to happen.  I am beyond waiting!
Please check out my blog at www.becomingsuperwoman.weebly.com.

I am putting together a MeetUp group to organize a dialogue in my local area (Los Angeles).  I am proud to say that I am a slightly below average teacher in LAUSD according to my AVG score, so I must be doing something right.  If i ever teach to the test, it is with full disclosure that this is the power game of the day, so you might as well beat it, but I know too well that my students are more than just a test score derived from 4-5 days of testing annually.  I know that they are more than what I know of them as i meet them crammed into our small classrooms, their 35 or more bodies. 

Sincerely,
Paula Cohen
LAUSD Teacher

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