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
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.