NORTH MANCHESTER — 6 p.m. Monday, March 7, parents, citizens, and public education advocates are invited to Manchester University for a viewing of the documentary Education, Inc., followed by a panel discussion in the Flory Auditorium in the Science Center on the North Manchester campus.
The panel will be comprised of Manchester University Professor Mike Martynowicz, Manchester University Student Education Association President Katie Skeen, Manchester Community Schools Superintendent Bill Reichhart, Manchester Community Schools teacher Jody Sarber, Huntington County Community Schools teacher Brandi Cross and Indiana State Teachers Association Vice President Keith Gambill.
Education, Inc. explores the hidden corporate and political interests attempting to take over public education across the nation. As public schools nationwide struggle for funding, complicated by the impact of poverty and politics, corporate reformers see opportunity.
Education, Inc. was produced by documentary filmmakers and public school parents Brian and Cindy Malone. The Malones made the film to inform and engage local communities across the country.
They have made the film available for house parties and community screenings by simply purchasing a DVD. Their hope is that students, parents, citizens and public school advocacy groups will use the film to help start an important conversation about the role and value of public education in America.