No longer “waiting for superman”Posted: January 21, 2011
This is a reminder that you are invited to attend a public Town Hall Forum to discuss the political realities and potential solutions for transforming
K-12 education in North Carolina.
Nearly 2,000 North Carolinians have attended our screenings of the critically acclaimed documentary Waiting for ‘Superman.’ Now, Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina (PEFNC) is taking the film’s message from the big screen and into the town hall.
Consider the crisis in North Carolina:
- According to the Raleigh News & Observer, North Carolina ranks 4th in the nation for suspension/expulsion rates, with minority and special needs students disproportionately represented within those statistics.
- According to the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, barely 50 percent of economically-disadvantaged middle school students passed their math and reading End-of-Grade tests.
- According to a 2010 study by Education Week, North Carolina currently ranks 46th in the nation in graduation performance, with an overall graduation rate of only 57.8 percent.
Clearly, North Carolina needs new and innovative solutions and this Town Hall Forum will discuss the future of education in our state.
Special guests will include Dr. Howard Fuller, who is featured in the film and is a Distinguished Professor of Education at Marquette University, and Peter Groff, former president of the Colorado State Senate and now president and CEO of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools. The forum will explore North Carolina’s current education crisis and examine reform-oriented solutions.
Others at the forum will include elected officials, policy makers, community leaders, educators and school officials. Attendees will have a chance to ask questions and state concerns about educational issues.
This is a fantastic opportunity to make a difference and be heard! Bring family and friends!
Register online by clicking here or call 1-888-977-3362.