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Indiana Coalition for Public Education
2019 Rise Above the Mark
Stand Up for Public Education
Sunday, June 23, 2019 at 4:00PM

Buskirk-Chumley Theater
114 E. Kirkwood Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47408


Join the Indiana Coalition for Public Education for a screening of Rise Above the Mark, a documentary narrated by Peter Coyote that brings to light the heartbreaking realities of public education in Indiana. It’s the story of what happens when politics enters the classroom.

The film takes a hard look at current corporate reforms, which restrict vision, decrease funding, 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.

Experts Diane Ravitch, Linda Darling-Hammond, Pasi Sahlberg and others discuss how America can make positive changes to provide an exceptional public school system for all children.

West Lafayette superintendent Rocky Killion will introduce the movie, and afterward a panel of educators will discuss the challenges facing urban and rural public schools—and what we can do to support public education in Indiana.

Doors will open at 3:30pm for this general admission event, which will last about 2 hours.