Fall 2015 Issue
October 05, 2015

Film follows the money behind so-called reformers

Source: NYSUT United

documentary film “Education, Inc.”NYSUT locals will host regional screenings of the documentary film "Education, Inc." throughout the state this fall. The film examines the free-market and for-profit interests that are quietly and systematically privatizing America’s public education system under the banner of "school choice."

"Education, Inc." is told through the eyes of Colorado parent and filmmaker Brian Malone as he travels across the country in search of the answers behind the efforts to privatize American public education, and what it means for his kids. With footage from school protests, raucous school board meetings and interviews with some of the most well-known educators in the country, Malone paints a picture of profit and politics that's sweeping across the nation.

The showings will include follow-up discussions and opportunities to take action.

Here's a list of screenings scheduled as of presstime.

Oct. 6
7 p.m., Cinema Arts Centre, Huntington

Oct. 7
7 p.m., Bellmore Playhouse, Bellmore, Long Island

Oct. 13
5 p.m., Arnett Public Library, Rochester

Oct. 14
6 p.m., Proctor's GE Theatre, Schenectady

Oct. 19
6 p.m., Middletown Thrall Library, Middletown *
6 p.m., Rochester Educational Opportunity Center, Rochester

Oct. 22
6 p.m., Ichabod Crane High School, Valatie

Oct. 24
10 a.m., Central Library of Rochester, Rochester

Oct. 26
6 p.m., The Historic Parsells Church, Rochester

Oct. 28
6 p.m., Charles R. Wood Theater, Glens Falls

Oct. 29
6 p.m., Port Chester Senior Center, Port Chester
4:30 p.m., NYSUT Elmira Regional Office, Elmira

Nov. 6
6:30 p.m., West Seneca West Senior High School, West Seneca

Nov. 16
6 p.m., SUNY New Paltz Lecture Center 100, New Paltz

Additional screenings are planned in the North Country and Mayville. Check www. nysut.org or mac.nysut.org for updates.

* Tentative