Saturday, August 25, 2012

You Can See “WBD” at Dem Convention Too « Diane Ravitch's blog

You Can See “WBD” at Dem Convention Too « Diane Ravitch's blog:

You Can See “WBD” at Dem Convention Too

StudentsFirst, Parent Revolution, and Democrats for Education Reform are  hosting a screening of the film “Won’t Back Down” at the Democratic National Convention. It is not on the official program, so I hear.
This is the film celebrating the parent trigger, the law started by the billionaire-funded Parent Revolution in California and since adopted by the far-rightwing group ALEC as model legislation to encourage parents to seize control of their public school and hand it over to a charter school operator.
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

The Film That Should Be Screened at Dem Convention

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 About 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?