On Wednesday, May 4th, Citizen Schools is proud to collaborate with the Texas Education Center and StudentsFirst to present a town hall discussion on ways that the community can come together around public education. Excerpts from the acclaimed documentary film, "Waiting for 'Superman'", will be shown in addition to a keynote speech from former Washington D.C. Public Schools Chancellor, Michelle Rhee. The event will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Cullen Theater, Wortham Center at 550 Prairie Street in Houston.
The film, "Waiting for 'Superman'" by renowned director Davis Guggenheim, is based off of the book with the same title by Karl Weber. Citizen Schools Co-Founder and CEO Eric Schwarz wrote a chapter in the book outlining the importance of engaging ordinary citizens in the public education system. As we work to save our students from struggling schools, we encourage you to join us in the local and national discussion on how to achieve this! This event is free and open to the public.