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.
7 p.m., Cinema Arts Centre, Huntington
7 p.m., Bellmore Playhouse, Bellmore, Long Island
5 p.m., Arnett Public Library, Rochester
6 p.m., Proctor's GE Theatre, Schenectady
6 p.m., Middletown Thrall Library, Middletown *
6 p.m., Rochester Educational Opportunity Center, Rochester
6 p.m., Ichabod Crane High School, Valatie
10 a.m., Central Library of Rochester, Rochester
6 p.m., The Historic Parsells Church, Rochester
6 p.m., Charles R. Wood Theater, Glens Falls
6 p.m., Port Chester Senior Center, Port Chester
4:30 p.m., NYSUT Elmira Regional Office, Elmira
6:30 p.m., West Seneca West Senior High School, West Seneca
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.