Tuesday, June 21, 2011

"The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for Superman" Reaches India

We've been telling you that we have requests from all 50 states and 6 continents. Many of the comments demonstrate the impact ed deform has had all over the world. (Today the film is being shown at Lane HS in Chicago where 75 people are expected to attend.)


Jagdish Madnani to gemnyc


Hey,
Thank you for sending that DVD all the way to India - we really loved it and feel solidarity towards you guys. We hope its OK if we make many copies of it and pass it around - do let us know whether the copyright is held by you or is it under a Creative Commons license. Of course we don't plan to make it a commercial venture, more of an awareness campaign. Some of the issues facing us in India are different but some issues are exactly the same; so this video would help in raising awareness.

By the way, one of us has written a parody of "We don't need no education" by Pink Floyd. Here it goes:

We don’t need no education
We don’t need no school control

No corporatization of the schools now

Corporates leave those schools alone!


All in all

You don’t fit in there at all!


We don’t need no education
We don’t need no system control

No market driven voucher schemes

Privates leave the public alone!



All and all

You don’t fit in there at all!


We don’t need no education

We don’t need no mind control

Plans and rubrics made by others

Let teachers figure out things alone!



All and all

You don’t fit in there at all!



We don’t need no education

We don’t need no performance control

Market driven indicators

Leave complex teacher rating alone!


All and all
You don’t fit in there at all!


Best,
Jagdish & Sriparna


--
“The best things in life are not things

Afterburn from Arizona:
Just wanted you to know that I’m pulling together a panel of educators from both the charter schools (this one, I know they’re good – have a great reputation with kids who have behavioral problems) and public schools.  I am lining up educators from diverse backgrounds to make a difference in kids education.  So far, I have two educators confirmed.
The public screening of the film will be Saturday, July 16th from 12:30 to 4:00 p.m.  I will be holding a panel discussion with the educators and attendees.  This will be at the Juniper Branch Library in Phoenix at 19th Ave and Union Hills.  I will be setting up additional screenings at the Cholla Branch (Metro Center) and Burton Barr (downtown Phoenix) later on.  I have no idea where this is going, but it’s a start.
Thank you so much for starting the conversation.

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