Saturday, August 25, 2012

Ravitch Suggests Dem Convention Screen "The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for Superman" Instead of "Won't Back Down"

Which film do you think the UFT is boycotting? "Won't Back Down" or "The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for Superman"?

What wonderful symmetry! Both the Republican and Democrats showing "Won't Back Down" at their conventions as we reported here (Democrats (and Republicans) to Show Parent Trigger Movie at Convention) and Diane Ravitch reports: You Can See “WBD” at Dem Convention Too.

Now Diane has a great suggestion (though she gets the exact title wrong - which I corrected):

The Film That Should Be Screened at Dem Convention

by dianerav
When the Democrats hold their national convention, this is the film that should be shown:
During the Democratic Convention, I'd like to be invited to a viewing of the documentary, The Inconvenient Truth About Waiting for Superman. I'd like to see a similar panel of Democrats speaking afterward against privatization of our public schools and on behalf of teachers and students.
What a great idea! "The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for Superman" was produced by teachers and parents in New York City.
It was made by the Grassroots Education Movement, whose symbol is an RR (Real Reformers).
Can anyone out there set up a screening for real Democrats who support public education and oppose privatization?

Here is the invite for "Won't Back Down". If you just happen to be in Charlotte.
Join Us for a Screening of Won't Back Down at the DNC
You and your guests are cordially invited to a pre-screening of Won't Back
Down at the Democratic National Convention sponsored by Democrats for
Education Reform, Parent Revolution and StudentsFirst. The film will be
followed by a panel discussion with Michelle Rhee, Ben Austin, Joe Williams, Mayor Kevin Johnson and others.
Where: EpiCentre Theaters - 210 E. Trade St., Charlotte, NC 28202
Date: September 3, 2012
Time: 1:00 - 3:00pm

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