There's a crisis in education... and our entire democracy is at risk.
Going Public, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit, is raising funds to complete our documentary on the privatization of public education. It's the untold story of why it's happening now... who's winning and why we're all losing.
Think of it as the "Inside Job" of education.
The project is spearheded by Nancy Letts, who's worked as an educator for the last 50 years. She is the author of Scholastic's "Creating the Caring Classroom" and her work has been the subject on pieces in The New York Times, "All Things Considered," Journal of Philosophy for Children, among others.
Why We Need Your Help
We've scraped together 10 hours of footage with the help of supporters who have graciously donated their time and energy, but we need to start moving faster. This is a time-sensitive issue and the stakes are high. Our $25,000 goal will help us:
- Visit Miami to see how how money men are scoring by leasing buildings to charters and raking in the profits.
- Pay our crews so we can continue interviewing thought leaders including Diane Ravitch, Naomi Klein and Peter Cookson (And hopefully the Michelle Rhees and Arnie Duncans of the "reform" movement)
- Travel to New Orleans, to explore what's happened with charter schools in the wake of Katrina.
- Visit Cincinnati and Baltimore to view the amazing things that are happening in public schools that have buy-in and political will.