April
30th 2010
Giving You More Good Reasons to See The Cartel Movie While It’s Here in Denver

Posted under Denver & events & Independence Institute & Parents & PPC & School Choice & School Finance & Urban Schools

Last Friday I told you that a great new education movie called The Cartel is coming to town. In fact, on this coming Tuesday at 7 PM, at Denver’s Chez Artiste Theatre, my Independence Institute friends are co-hosting a special screening event with a brief Q & A following the movie.

Given the events of this week, in which thousands of New Jersey students walked out in protest at proposed K-12 education budget cuts, watching the film takes on all the more fresh relevance. As edublogger Matthew Tabor points out, the adult organizers who incited the event are doing a disservice to students by showing no interest in truly solving the Garden State’s education problems. Had they watched The Cartel with an open mind first, they might have taken a different perspective on quite possibly the most fiscally bloated and corrupt state education system in the nation.

Got your attention yet?

If you’re still not sure about whether to come, I invite you to read a brand new review of the film written by local blogger Joshua Sharf. It provides a refreshing and insightful perspective, coming from someone smart and thoughtful who isn’t enmeshed in the finer points of the education policy research and debates.

Look, in all honesty, you don’t have many good excuses to miss watching The Cartel at some point this week while it’s in town. You especially want to come out on Tuesday evening to see the movie and my Education Policy Center friends — and if I can stay out of trouble, maybe my mom or dad will bring me, too!

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3 Responses to “Giving You More Good Reasons to See The Cartel Movie While It’s Here in Denver”

  1. Ed is Watching » Another Great Education Reform Movie Coming Soon: Waiting for Superman on 11 May 2010 at 11:20 am #

    [...] week was the Denver event co-hosted by my Independence Institute friends. About 50 guests showed up to watch The Cartel and have a great discussion about education reform afterward. I couldn’t go because it was [...]

  2. Peoples Press Collective | Colorado Politics | Another Great Education Reform Movie Coming Soon: Waiting for Superman : on 11 May 2010 at 3:35 pm #

    [...] week was the Denver event co-hosted by my Independence Institute friends. About 50 guests showed up to watch The Cartel and have a great discussion about education reform afterward. I couldn’t go because it was [...]

  3. Ed is Watching » School Choice Advances in New Jersey Over Petty Teachers Union Obstruction on 20 May 2010 at 11:39 am #

    [...] is the education story of the month you may have heard nothing about. In light of having recently seen the movie The Cartel, the scene seems especially poignant. In fact, if a sequel were to be made to [...]

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