Friday, September 21, 2012

National education group taps Nashville for special screening of 'parent trigger' film | Nashville City Paper




National education group taps Nashville for special screening of 'parent trigger' film | Nashville City Paper:

National education group taps Nashville for special screening of 'parent trigger' film
By Joey Garrison

Stealing Schools = Won't Back Down (click Picture)


In the way the documentary “Waiting for 'Superman' ” became the critics’ pick for charter school enthusiasts in 2010, education reformers are already turning to “Won’t Back Down” to shed light on a new cause: the “parent trigger” law.
And though the film won’t go nationwide until Sept. 28, Nashville is set to receive a special sneak preview.
The education group StudentsFirst — led by controversial former Washington, D.C., School Chancellor Michelle Rhee — has selected Nashville, along with 17 other cities, to receive a special screening of the film. The Nashville premier is set for 6 p.m. on Sept. 24 at Regal Opry Mills.
The screening is by invitation only and not open to the general public.
Francisco Castillo, StudentsFirst’s deputy national press secretary, told The City Paper the event in Nashville would include a panel discussion, though the slate of panelists still isn’t finalized.
One notable name already set to attend is charter school champion Mayor Karl Dean. According to his press secretary Bonna Johnson, Dean will give welcoming remarks 


Just Like Michelle Rhee's Students first only BETTER


Astroturf lobbying refers to political organizations or campaigns that appear to be made up of grassroots activists but are actually organized and run by corporate interests seeking to further their own agendas. Such groups are often typified by innocent-sounding names that have been chosen specifically to disguise the group's true backers

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Just Like Michelle Rhee's
 Students first Astroturf lobbying (only Better) 

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