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Rise Above the Mark (SOLD OUT)

Rise Above the Mark (SOLD OUT)

Friday, February 28, 2014 • 6:00 pm


Free Admission - Ticket Required (Limit Two)


6:00 p.m. Film Screening
7:30 p.m. Panel Discussion


“Rise Above the Mark” is a documentary film, narrated by Emmy Winner Peter Coyote and produced by the West Lafayette Schools Education Foundation, which takes a critical look at Indiana’s use of charter schools, vouchers, and high stakes testing. A voice in defense of public schools, the 65-minute film showcases interviews with public school teachers, nationally-recognized experts in education like Diane Ravitch and Linda Darling-Hammond. Larry DeBoer and David Hummels, both at Purdue University, helped with the financial study presented in the film. Jack Klink of JackKlink Productions directed the documentary. The documentary serves as a call to action to stimulate dialogue about the challenges facing public education, as well as the successes it achieves.

Following the film viewing is a panel discussion bringing together voices across the spectrum in education. Stakeholders in the future of education –from parents to politicians, teachers to businesspeople, and students of all ages – are invited to attend the event to participate in an informed and wide-ranging dialogue.

Panelists representing a spectrum of views will include:

  • Diane Ravitch, former Assistant Secretary of Education under President George H. W. Bush
  • David Harris, Founder & CEO of The Mind Trust educational foundation
  • Robert Enlow, The Friedman Foundation
  • Dr. Wendy Robinson, Superintendent of Fort Wayne Community Schools
  • Greg Lineweaver, Chair of the English Department at North Central High School

 Audience members have the opportunity to submit questions in advance for a Q&A session that will follow the Rise Above panel discussion. To submit a question, visit Only one submission is allowed per person; questions must be received by Monday, February 24.

Categories: Spoken Word , Mainstage

Tags: February , featured

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