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Screening The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for Superman – Sunday, September 18th @7:30PM

Please join us for a screening of the film and discussion afterwards with Brian Jones (Co-narrator and public school educator), Noah Gotbaum (CEC3) and Judith Amaro (CEC6).

Flyer is below and attached!
Distribute widely and RSVP please!
Best,
Tory

Learn more about public education!

The Washington Heights/Inwood Film Class presents:

The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for Superman


Sunday, September 18th @7:30PM

As described by Liz Hoelzle of Teacher’s College: “Produced by The Grassroots Education Movement and presented by Real Reform Studios, this film is different. It was created not by a Hollywood director, but by working public school teachers and parents, on the ground and in the midst of the public education arena. The film directly challenges Waiting for ‘Superman’ and systematically breaks down the tenets of that film, calling its claims “myths,” and presenting what they see as the reality of the situation”

Start time 7:30 sharp!  The film is an hour long and discussion will be concluded by 9:30.

Special Guests will facilitate conversation after the film!

The film’s Co-Narrator, Brian Jones, a teacher, actor and activist who lives in Washington Heights, will discuss the film and the impact of budget cuts, high-stakes standardized testing, and education “reform” on public schools in New York City.

Noah Gotbaum, Community Education Council District 3 member, NYC public school parent-activist, Co-Founder of New York Cares, and son of labor activist Victor Gotbaum and step-son of Betsy Gotbaum, former Public Advocate, will discuss the impact of charter schools and privatization on traditional public schools.

Judith Amaro, Community Education Council District 6 member, public education advocate, and public school parent will help guide the discussion.

Please join us at the Hebrew Tabernacle

551 Fort Washington Avenue (@185th street)

  • We’ll be passing the hat for PS/IS 187, our community public school, and raffling off dinner for two at a local restaurant!
  • WaHI Film Class members are free; there is a suggested donation of $5 for others.
  • RSVP at wahifilmclass@gmail.com
  • For more information about the film see here: http://www.waitingforsupermantruth.org/

The Washington Heights/Inwood Film Class

WWW. WashingtonHeightsFILMCLASS.COM

Victoria (Tory) Frye
vicnyc@me.com

646-418-6435

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Discussion

One thought on “Screening The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for Superman – Sunday, September 18th @7:30PM

  1. k think ill spoil it for everyone ARCEE IS IN THE MOVIE, SIDEWAY’S KILLED BY SIDESWIPE, JETFIRE LEFT DECEPTS CAUSE HE WAS OLD AND GOT TIRED OF THE DECEPTICONS, SCORPINOK IS A PUSSY AND WAS IN BEAST WARS AND GETS RIPPED IN HALF, AS WELL AS RAVAGE (CAT NOT DOG) BY BUMBLEBEE, JETFIRE AND OPTIMUS MERGE TOGETHER AT END, MEGAN FOX RUNS IN SLOW MOTION O YEAH. TWINS ARE IN IT. IF SOUNDWAVE WAS IN IT I THINK HE MIGHT HAVE BEEN THE SATTELITE BUT NOT SURE. OPTIMUS DIES FOR PART OF MOVIE.. IN A FOREST FIGHTING ALL DECEPTS AND CUTS OFF ARM OF ONE AND BEATS SHIT OUTTA OTHER THEN MEGATRON SNEAKS UP AND STABS HIM IN BACK. DEVISTATOR IS PATHETIC KILLED BY THE TWINS ONE FROM INSIDE. sorry if i tueind it for anyone

    Posted by Junior | December 30, 2012, 4:39 pm

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