October 14, 2015

Documentary 'Education, Inc.' looks at money in education

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The documentary film, "Education, Inc.," will be presented tonight at Proctor's Theater in Schenectady, one of a series of showings around the state set up by NYSUT to light up the big screen with awareness about how education has turned into a profit-making venture at the expense of children.

The public is invited to attend and join community members, teachers, parents and students who continue to build on the movement to protect public education in New York. NYSUT members and local unions have been hosting forums, rallies, protests and gatherings for the past year to heighten the momentum for change.

The film is the creation of parent Brian Malone, a filmmaker who has investigated how public education is being harmed by deep-pocketed interests. "Education, Inc." shows just how public education is being attacked, zooming in on the corporate profits by following the money made by privatizing education. The film airs footage from protests, board meetings and allows the voices of frustrated students and parents to be heard.

Education Inc. Trailer from Fast Forward Films, LLCe on Vimeo.

Upcoming screenings include Monday, Oct. 19, at 6 pm. at the Middletown Thrall Library where guests will include lawmakers, teachers and NYSUT political action speakers. That same night, a screening will be held in Rochester, also at 6 p.m., at the Rochester Educational Opportunity Center. Additional screenings are scheduled for Valatie, Long Island City, Glens Falls, Poughkeepsie, Port Chester, additional Rochester locations, Elmira, West Seneca, Mayville, Potsdam and Waterloo, among others. Visit the NYSUT Member Action Center for screening locations and times.

To take action on this issue, visit mac.nysut.org and call on your elected officials to support our great public schools.

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