Thursday, April 21, 2011

"The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for Superman" Premieres in May

"The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for Superman" is finally available.

Get a copy of the film and hold a Movie Party!

GEM - (The Grassroots Education Movement) wrote and directed this documentary in response to the Davis Guggenheim highly misleading film, Waiting for Superman. Waiting for Superman would have audiences believe that free-market competition, standardized tests, destroying teacher unions, and above all, the proliferation of charter schools are just what this country needs to create great public schools.

Our film, the Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting For Superman highlights the real-life experiences of public school parents and educators to show how these so-called reforms are actually hurting education. Our film talks about the kinds of real reform – inside schools and in our society as a whole- that we urgently need to genuinely transform education in this country.

Schedule a Movie Party and you will automatically be entered into a lottery to win a phone call from Diane Ravitch! Winner will be chosen at the official movie premiere at Riverside Church in Harlem on May 19th from 6-10 pm. This event is free and open to the public. The evening will include a panel featuring a NYC parent, teacher, and student as well as Dr. Ravitch and a few other prominent education advocates.

Fill-out this form and we'll send you a free copy of the film along with a Film Party Guide. Any questions, email us at

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1 comment:

Mike Dunn said...

Thanks, Robert. I have my copy on order.

Not really sure why I need to talk to Ravitch. I'd much rather get a few seconds with Duncan, Rhee or Gates.