The state of education in the US has been top of mind ever since having children, as I'm sure it is for so many of us parents. And now there's a really important documentary I sincerely hope you'll take a look at if you care about oh, things like every kid in America getting a shot at a good education.
Admittedly, I am not unbiased when it comes to Going Public, the upcoming documentary film from executive producer, author, and lauded educational consultant Nancy Letts. That's because I know Nancy about as well as anyone; she's my mother.
This documentary, with the help of some of the most prominent voices in education like Peter W. Cookson, Diane Ravitch, and Lisa Graves, is exposing the untold story about what's becoming an increasingly corrupt system, as political interests and corporations have systematically privatized public education--something they are succeeding at in scary numbers. Consider it the Inside Job of education; follow the money, and you'll find a wildly compelling case for protecting the right and ability of all children to have the option of an excellent public education.
Every other democracy in the world has managed it. Now it's our turn.
I sincerely hope you'll check out the Going Public Documentary trailer on Indiegogo, read more about the project and consider making a donation (we have a very ambitious goal!) if this is a cause as near to your heart as it is mine so that the movie can be completed. It's a 501 (c) 3 non-profit, and a darn good cause. Plus, $50 gets you a copy of the film.
You can also share the project with teachers, and fellow parents and educational advocates, which would mean the world to me.
Whether or not your own children are in public schools, I do hope you'll see the importance for all children to have access to the best education they can have, for the greater good of our country.
Yeah, I'm biased. But you know, mostly I'm biased in favor of my own children's futures, and your children's too. And I don't think you could blame me for that. -Liz
Check out the Going Public Documentary on Indiegogo and make a contribution today, to help save public education in America. Also read more about the issues in public education today at Goingpublic.org