Date: November 17, 2010
Contact: Lindsay Gladstone
Governors State University
Phone: (708) 534-7090
Fax: (708) 534-8399
For Immediate Release
We’re Not Waiting for Superman
University Park, Illinois, November 17, 2010 – The documentary film “Waiting for Superman,” by Davis Guggenheim, will serve as the spark for debate and conversation about education in the south suburbs. The Governors State University Metropolitan Institute for Leadership in Education (MILE) is sponsoring a special screening of the film followed by a panel discussion of the issues on Wednesday, December 1.
The film will be screened at 5 p.m., at the Holiday Star Theater, 340 Main Street, Park Forest. After the film, a panel discussion will be held across the street at the Tall Grass Art Gallery, 367 Artists Walk, Park Forest.
Panelists include Dr. Kamala Buckner, Superintendent of Thornton Township High School District; Dr. Gregory Jackson, Superintendent of Ford Heights District 169; Jim Broadway, Publisher, State School News Service; Dr. Lanita Koster, Member, Illinois State Board of Education; and Dr. Blondean Davis, CEO, Southland College Prep Charter High School. Dr, Larry Stanton, Education Consultant and former Executive Director, Consortium for Educational Change (CEC) and former Strategy and Planning Officer for the Chicago Public Schools will serve as moderator.
“We are not waiting for Superman to solve the education issues we face,” says Alicia McCray, Director of MILE. “This is a good opportunity for people in the south suburbs to see the film, join the discussion, and be part of the solutions,”
Admission to the film only is $10. Admission to the film, panel discussion, and refreshments is $20. Advance registration is required. Please respond by November 29 to (708) 534-4024 or registration-MILE@govst.edu.