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  • A Chance to Watch a Great Movie & Give Back to Children

    Posted Under: Schools in Atlanta, Entertainment & Nightlife in Atlanta, In My Neighborhood in Atlanta  |  October 22, 2010 1:28 PM  |  1,120 views  |  No comments

    I am a huge advocate for children & educational reform in America - this is my passion and if you like going to the movies then you have the ability to positively impact children's lives please read below.

    I am a former Teach For America teacher & KIPP teacher - having worked in the West End of Atlanta for 6 years prior to entering real estate.  This is a very easy way to have a good night out, possibly exposing someone around you (or just yourself) to a thought provoking movie about Education Reform......something we desparately need in America.

    So......in case you are planning on seeing Waiting for Superman in the coming weeks (or again).  If you do go to it, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE, buy your tickets online ahead of time using the link below.  If you do, you will receive a $15 Donors Choose gift card for every ticket you purchase.

    If you do this , please forward it to Tara Stifler (reading coordinator at KIPP WAYS - a charter school in the West End of Atlanta www.KIPPWAYS.org ) - tstifler@gmail.com. If you forward the gift card code to Tara, she will do all of the work for you. As the reading coach, she made each teacher write a number of grants, in the hopes that we would receive enough novels for all of our units at school.  Every $15 gift card we can get will truly make a difference! 

    If you'd like to do it yourself, just go to donorschoose.org and search for "KIPP WAYS".  Feel free to donate to any of the projects that are up there....(although we need the Steinbeck books first).  Please just make sure you donate to KIPP WAYS as they are one of the charter schools here in Atlanta trying to truly service under privileged children and close the educational gap in this country.

    Link: http://www.waitingforsuperman.com/

    Plot:  Documentary filmmaker Davis Guggenheim explores the tragic ways in which the American public education system is failing our nation's children, and explores the roles that charter schools and education reformers could play in offering hope for the future. We see the statistics every day -- students dropping out, science and math scores falling, and schools closing due to lack of funding. What we don't see are the names and faces of the children whose entire futures are at stake due to our own inability to enact change. There was a time when the American public education system was a model admired by the entire world. Today other countries are surpassing us in every respect, and the slogan "No Child Left Behind" has become a cynical punch line. Bianca, Emily, Anthony, Daisy, and Francisco are five students who deserve better. By investigating how the current system is actually obstructing their education instead of bolstering it, Guggenheim opens the door to considering possible options for transformation and improvement.

    Here's a pic of one of my adorable former students.

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    1420 Peachtree St. N.E., Suite 100

    Atlanta, GA 30309


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