Join Us for a Movie Event about Current Issues in Public Education in Indiana
Join us in a screening of Rise Above the Mark. Five years old, but still relevant! A panel discussion will follow the film. They will discuss what challenges our rural and urban schools are currently facing.
Rise Above the Mark is a 65-minute film narrated by Peter Coyote that examines the realities of public education in Indiana. The film, which has a 9.2 rating on IMDB.com, takes a hard look at current corporate reforms, which demoralize teachers and aim to turn students into test-taking machines. While the focus is on Indiana’s struggles with school privatization, schools throughout the United States are experiencing similar pressures in the era of Betsy DeVos.
Panelists will include:
Dr. Laura Hammack
Superintendent, Brown County Schools
Retired educator, Monroe County Community School Corporation
Executive Director of IPS Community Coalition
The film will be introduced by its creator:
Dr. Rocky D. Killion
Superintendent of West Lafayette Community School Corporation.
Sponsors include Indiana University School of Education, Democracy for Monroe County, and Robert Arnove.