A few days ago I blogged about a new movie, Education, Inc. that shows the side of the current commotion about public education that the big dollar promoters of charters, vouchers, merit pay and goodness knows what don’t want the public to know about. Or perhaps, to connect the dots between what is happening and the motives behind the money being spent.
I ordered my DVD and it came today. So I popped it in my computer and spent the next 60 minutes watching as film maker Brian Malone of Castle Rock, CO did a masterful job of speaking up for public education teachers, students and parents and shining a light on things that the super rich “ed reformers” rather stayed out of sight.
I then called Brian and shared some thoughts as to what we’re seeing now in Alabama and how it ties in to what is going on across the country. This movie desperately needs to be shown in homes and community gatherings throughout Alabama. As they say, “a picture is worth a thousand words” and Brian’s movie proves the point.
I urge you to get a copy. And to make that happen, send me an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Be sure and send your best “snail mail” address. Brian made me a special offer for 100 copies. If I get that many requests, I will foot the bill and send you one. But you have to promise to make good use of it. It will do no good gathering dust.