Notes by John S. of CAPE
Pics by John L. of GEM
The Grassroots Education Movement (GEM) to Defend Public Education educates, organizes and mobilizes educators, parents, students and our communities against the corporate and government policies that underfund, undermine and privatize our public school system. GEM advocates both within and outside the UFT for the equality and quality of public education services and the rights of school workers.
-April film showings for "The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for Superman" are filling up, dates to be publicized soon. The official film opening will take place in May and will be announced soon. To be put on the list for a copy of the film or to sign up for a house showing or a public screening email: firstname.lastname@example.org
From the producers:
Arne Duncan's "Chicago Plan, as former teacher and editor of Substance News George Schmidt explains, is the template for a national strategy to dismantle public education. Through revealing footage and comments from Chicago teachers, this video shows the resistance that has been growing among teachers and community organizations." 28 min.