KBOO at the Clinton: The Inconvenient Truth Behind 'Waiting For Superman'
Event begins at 6:00, with discussion and then film "The Inconvienent Truth Behind Waiting for Superman"
Speakers before the hour-long film:
Gwen Sullivan, Middle School Teacher now President of the PAT, with two children in PPS
Elizabeth Thiel, Madison High School English and Oregon Save Our Schools, with two children in PPS
Steve Buel, former teacher and Portland School Board member
Ian Jackson, Cleveland student and the High School Student Union
Jeff Kippleman, PPS Substitute teacher
The Grassroots Education Movement premiered a new documentary, written and directed by New York City public school teachers and parents, created in response to Davis Guggenheim’s highly misleading film. 'Waiting for Superman' would have audiences believe that free-market competition, standardized tests, destroying teacher unions, and the proliferation of charter schools are just what this country needs to create great public schools.
The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting For “Superman” highlights the real-life experiences of public school parents, students and educators to show how these so-called reforms are actually hurting public education. The film discusses 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.