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Go To This School Choice Panel At Philander Smith College Tonight

Updated: Apr 13

School choice town hall at Philander Smith College in Little Rock, Oct. 24, 2011

You’re probably hanging around right now thinking, “man, I wish there was some kind of event I could attend today where I could learn more about school choice.” You are so in luck!

The Little Rock Chamber of Commerce, Philander Smith College and Arkansans for Education Reform are hosting a town hall meeting titled Parental Choice in Public Schools this evening from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Harris Auditorium at Philander Smith, focusing on education reform.

The panel will include real-life experts, and according to the chamber website, they’ll be giving away DVD copies of the “Waiting for Superman” pro-charter school documentary.

Full info at the event is below. Be there! Or don’t! What do I care, it’s your life.

Waiting for Superman Town Hall on Public School Choice to be Presented 

Arkansans for Education Reform Foundation, Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce, and Philander Smith College, with support from the Participant Foundation, will present A Town Hall Meeting: Parental Choice in Public Schools on Tuesday, October 25th.

Featuring excerpts from Participant Media’s Waiting for Superman, a documentary feature by Davis Guggenheim, the panel discussion will take place in the M. L. Harris Auditorium on the campus of Philander Smith College (900 Daisy L. Gatson Bates Drive, Little Rock) from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. A reception will immediately follow.

Rex Nelson, President and Executive Director of Arkansas’ Independent Colleges & Universities, will moderate a panel featuring, but not limited to:

John Bacon (Chief Executive Officer, eStem Public Charter Schools – Little Rock)

Virginia Walden Ford (Visiting Fellow, The Heritage Foundation)

Dr. Morris Holmes (Superintendent, Little Rock School District)

Dr. Tom Kimbrell (Commissioner, Arkansas Department of Education)

Scott Shirey (Executive Director, KIPP Delta Public Schools)

John W. Walker (Attorney, Joshua Intervenors)

While the event is free to the public, seating is limited, so advance registration is required by clicking here or by contacting Susan Miller, 501.377.6040. About Waiting for Superman Waiting for Superman examines the crisis of public education in the United States through multiple interlocking stories—from a handful of students and their families whose futures hang in the balance, to the educators and reformers trying to find real and lasting solutions within a dysfunctional system. The Social Action campaign for Waiting for Superman works with advocacy organizations, foundations and policy-leaders to offer initiatives for people to explore and be a part of long-term strategies that offer systemic changes. It also engages audiences in immediate, tangible actions to help students in under-performing schools achieve better educational outcomes.

DVD copies of the film will be made available to all who attend.

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