Education, Inc., is a forthcoming documentary film about how money and politics are changing our schools. It will premiere on Friday, August 14, 2015.
Here is the promotional description from the website for the documentary:
“American public education is in controversy. As public schools across the country struggle for funding, complicated by the impact of poverty and politics, some question the future and effectiveness of public schools in the U.S.
“For free-market reformers, private investors and large education corporations, this controversy spells opportunity in turning public schools over to private interests. Education, Inc. examines the free-market and for-profit interests that have been quietly and systematically privatizing America’s public education system under the banner of “school choice.”
“Education, Inc. is told through the eyes of parent and filmmaker Brian Malone, as he travels cross-country in search of the answers and sources behind the privatizing of American public education, and what it means for his kids. With striking footage from school protests, raucous school board meetings and interviews with some of the most well-known educators in the country, Malone zooms out to paint a clear picture of profit and politics that’s sweeping across the nation, right under our noses.”
A trailer for the documentary is available on the website, as well as the theme song. There is a link to pre-order the DVD, which at $15, plus shipping and handling, is quite inexpensive. The URL of the website is http://edincmovie.com/.
I have viewed only the preview, which is very effective. This documentary may be something that our chapters may want to purchase and to screen for our members, for students, or for allied community groups—in particular, K-12 teachers and other supporters of public education.