HI Friends and Family:
Some of you may know that I am a board member with the San Leandro Education Foundation (http://www.sledfund.org/). We raise money and awareness for our local public schools. Last year we raised nearly $200,000 that went directly into the classrooms for computers, art supplies, lunch programs, anti-bullying curriculum and much more. I am a proud parent of a public school high school student and instead of complaining I work to create change in my local community – I know ALL of you do as well! However, public education in our state and in this country is underfunded and under attack. The time is now for all of us to help secure public schools.
This is an invitation and a request –
Join the SLED Board of Directors and I at a special FREE Screening of the documentary AMERICAN TEACHER on Wednesday, October 3 at 6:30 pm
For more info about this great film check out their website: http://www.theteachersalaryproject.org/
I have attached the flyer for your to review. We will talk about PUBLIC SCHOOL funding in our local communities and across the state and what we need to do to support our public school teachers. Whether or not your kids attend to public schools our democracy depends on an educated populace and public schools are where the majority of children receive this education. It behooves all of us to support this core institution for a healthy country.
RSVP at: http://sledfund2012.eventbrite.com/
Please join me and post this widely! We have a beautiful 500 seat theater (that was funded in part with community bond funds!) and we want to pack the house.
This film is appropriate for middle school and high school aged youth. Please feel free to invite youth!
American Teacher takes a close look at the lives of school teachers across the country and the sacrifices they make to do what they love. It is based on The New York Times bestselling book TeachersHave It Easy: The Big Sacrifices and Small Salaries of America’s Teachers by journalist and teacher Daniel Moulthrop, former Bay Area classroom teacher Nínive Calegari, and writer Dave Eggers.
Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks for all that you do!