Tuesday, May 24, 2011

'The Cartel' Due Tulsa Screening On Thursday

Improving Oklahoma's education system is vital to future prosperity, believes Americans For Prosperity.

And Thursday in Tulsa, the organization presents a public viewing and panel discussion to watch the award-winning educational film The Cartel.

An invitation to the event reads, "As you know, our country’s education system is in serious need of repair. Our children aren’t always learning the essentials and are coming out of the system every year less and less prepared. It’s a concerning situation – one that impacts all of our futures, since the children of today are the business and community leaders of the tomorrow.

"That’s why we hope you’ll be able to join us: - Thursday, May 26th - 6 p.m. - Location: Hilton Tulsa Southern Hills – 7902 S. Lewis Ave. - Catered Italian-style meal - Cost: $10

"Panelists include State Superintendent Janet Barresi, OCPA’s Michael Carnuccio, The Friedman Foundation’s Leslie Hiner, Senator Dan Newberry, and Rep. Jabar Shumate.

"Americans for Prosperity, along with The Foundation For Educational Choice and The USA Patriots, will be hosting a screening of The Cartel. It is a fantastic documentary exposing the problems in the educational system with implications that hit close to home here in Oklahoma. We feel The Cartel highlights the educational issues well enough that we can all view and think about what is truly going wrong in our educational framework.

"Have you heard about The Cartel yet? If not, it’s a must see!"

Here’s a short summary of the film: “Teachers punished for speaking out. Principals fired for trying to do the right thing. Union leaders defending the indefensible. Bureaucrats blocking new charter schools. These are just some of the people we meet in The Cartel. The film also introduces us to teens who can't read, parents desperate for change, and teachers struggling to launch stable alternative schools for inner city kids who want to learn. It is an eye opening film!”

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