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The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for Superman


JoinVoices For Education, for a special screening of

TheInconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for Superman

10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 17th 

 Thisdocumentary is a scathing rebuttal of the film, Waiting for “Superman”, whichargued that the main solution to fixing our schools is to dismantle the unionsand turn all schools into charters. A group of New York teachers and parentsfought back by making their own film which highlights how these “reforms” areactually hurting public education.


Thisis a MUST SEEfor educators, parents and for anyone interested in solving the problems facingeducation today.

Thefilm will be followed by a Q & A with local advocates and teachers. Theevent is free and open to thepublic. 



What:The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for Superman

Where:The Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd

Date:March 17th, 2012

Time:10:00am – 12:00pm


*Co-Sponsored by The Sakin Foundation, The Loft Cinema

and Teachers Applying Whole Language (TAWL), Tucson Values Teachers and Debi and Clint Mabie



Join us for a free screening of American Teacher March 8th


 Matt Damon narratesAmerican Teacher  a film about four teachers living andworking in disparate urban and rural areas of the country. Their stories aretold through a mixture of footage and interviews with students, families, andcolleagues, as well as the teachers themselves. By following these teachers,the film tells the deeper story of the education and being a teacher  in America today. 


Written by DaveEggers and Vanessa Roth.


What:  American Teacher

When:  Thursday, March 8, 7:30 (following theU of A Science Lecture)

Where: MountainView Country Club

38759 S. MountainView Blvd

Saddlebrooke, AZ85739


Call Voices for Education for more information:  520-324-0881








Raising Arizona Speaker Series Fall Speaker

Wednesday, September 21, 2011,   Smaller Class Sizes: Why they help students, what the research has shown, and how we can reduce class size in Arizona 

Jeremy Finn, PhD, SUNY, Buffalo, Chief Outside Researcher for the Tennessee STAR study

6:30-8:00 University of Arizona, College of Education, Kiva Room

Co-sponsored by the Sakin Foundation  

In partnership with the University of Arizona College of Education





 THE PARENT LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE: a network of parents committed to reform!


The workshop includes the following:

♦    Overview of public education in Arizona 

♦    Accountability and testing in the age of "No Child Left Behind"

♦    Benefits of smaller class sizes

♦    Understanding school budgets and public education funding

♦    Develop an action plan for improving your own school or district

♦    Why Race to the Top is a Race to Nowhere

August: Kyrene School District

 September:  Northwest Tucson

For more information, please click here