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Recent Reactions to “The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for Superman”

Your DVD arrived as I was heading out the door to run a professional development institute for teachers on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington. I am planning on showing it tonight. I’ll be opening your discussion suggestions as soon as I mail this, but thought our showing in a couple of hours could at least be on your list even though it is unlikely that anyone will find it on such short notice. So here it is:
Showing at the Olympic Natural Resources Center in Forks, WA at 7:00 PDT today (June 28).
Best regards,
Ginger Warfield
Principal Lecturer Emerita
University of Washington
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Thank you for sending the copy of “Inconvenient Truth.”  It is excellent.  I am in total sympathy with the thesis of the film.  My contribution has been sent. I have been working on the same issue from a curriculum perspective.  I have written books that promote meaningful mathematics learning.My books are used in thousands of schools in the U.S., Canada, and other countriesThey are even used in NYC public schools such as PS 18.  Thank you for making the film.  It will be a tough battle but we must keep fighting.
Grayson Wheatley
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I am planning on showing a screening July 28th, 3-5 pm at the Salt Lake City Main Library Auditorium as part of the Save our Schools Teach-In and Rally.

Doni

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I’m holding the screening on Saturday, July 16 from 1:30 to 4 with panel discussion at the Phoenix Library Juniper Branch on 19th Avenue and Union Hills Drive in north Phoenix.  Please get out the word.  Thanks.

Patricia K Flickner

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Thank you for sending that DVD all the way to India – we really loved it and feel solidarity towards you guys. We hope its OK if we make many copies of it and pass it around – do let us know whether the copyright is held by you or is it under a Creative Commons license. Of course we don’t plan to make it a commercial venture, more of an awareness campaign. Some of the issues facing us in India are different but some issues are exactly the same; so this video would help in raising awareness.
By the way, one of us has written a parody of “We don’t need no education” by Pink Floyd. Here it goes:

We don’t need no education
We don’t need no school control

No corporatization of the schools now

Corporates leave those schools alone!

All in all

You don’t fit in there at all!

We don’t need no education
We don’t need no system control

No market driven voucher schemes

Privates leave the public alone!

All and all

You don’t fit in there at all!

We don’t need no education

We don’t need no mind control

Plans and rubrics made by others

Let teachers figure out things alone!

All and all

You don’t  fit in there at all!

We don’t need no education

We don’t need no performance control

Market driven indicators

Leave complex teacher rating alone!

All and all

You don’t  fit in there at all!
Best,
Jagdish & Sriparna

“The best things in life are not things”

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