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27 September 2010

Carter: Waiting for 'Superman'

We're inviting you and a guest to a private screening of Waiting for "Superman," a documentary by St. Louis native, Davis Guggenheim, whose father, Charles was a former director for KETC-St. Louis, one of the country's first public television stations.

We are not using this as an opportunity as a virtual spit in the face of our public education system.  Nor are we saying that charter schools and models such as the Harlem Children's Zone are the silver bullet to fix our current system.  Children in failing schools have a faces and a names, and this movie sheds light on a few families in our current crisis.

America used to have the best education system in the world, now we're 20 out of 28 developed countries.  We didn't get here overnight and we can't make the necessary changes overnight either, but maybe this film will spark some revolutionary ideas that will guide us down a path of good policy that will help all of our educators and children succeed.

We sincerely hope that you and a guest will strongly consider joining us on Saturday, October 9, 2010 at 9:00 am at the Landmark Plaza Frontenac Theater for a private screening.  A limited number of seats are available so please send your RSVP to chriscarter2008{at}gmail{dot}com no later than October 1, 2010.

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