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Movie: The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for Superman

The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for Superman is FINALLY finished! The official premiere for GEM’s film, The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for Superman will be held at Riverside Church in Harlem on May 19th from 6:00-10:00 PM. Doors will open at 6:00 and the program will begin promptly at 6:30. This event is free and open to the public. Education historian Diane Ravitch will be our honored guest. The evening will include a panel featuring a NYC parent Khem Irby, NYC teacher Brian Jones, and a NYC public school student, as well as Dr. Ravitch. Special thanks to the Mission and Social Justice Ministry of The Riverside Church for sponsoring the event. Please make your reservation for the premiere of “The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for Superman” online by filling out this form:
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GEM- (The Grassroots Education Movement) wrote and directed this documentary in response to Davis Guggenheim’s 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 Supermanhighlights the real-life experiences of public school parents and educators to show how these so-called reforms are actually hurting our children and public 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.