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December 2, 2010

Early Childhood Services brings movie "Waiting on 'Superman'" locally free for all

Every morning, in big cities, suburbs and small towns across America, parents send their children off to school with the highest of hopes.

But a shocking number of students in the United States attend schools where they have virtually no chance of learning (failure factories likelier to produce dropouts than college graduates). And despite decades of well-intended reforms and huge sums of money spent on the problem, public schools haven't improved markedly since the 1970s. Why?

There is an answer. And it's not what people think.

From "An Inconvenient Truth" director Davis Guggenheim comes "Waiting for 'Superman,'" a provocative and cogent examination of the crisis of public education in the United States told through multiple interlocking stories - from a handful of students and their families whose futures hang in the balance, to the educators and reformers trying to find real and lasting solutions within a dysfunctional system. Tackling such politically radioactive topics as the power of teachers' unions and the entrenchment of school bureaucracies, Guggenheim reveals the invisible forces that have held true education reform back for decades.

On Sunday, December 4 at 1 p.m., the Ronan Entertainer Theater will be showing the film. There are 140 seats available for the show freely, as Early Childhood Services is committed to paying for the showing of this phenomenal movie.

If you would like more information, please contact ECS at 676-4509 or 675-2700, ext. 6106.

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