“Rise Above the Mark”, a documentary film focusing on Indiana’s struggles with public school reform will be shown tonight at 6:30 at Bloomington High School North. The film was produced by the West Lafayette Community School Corporation. The film looks at issues of school choice, standardized testing, the A-F grading system of schools and the role of politics and legislatures in education policy.
The film is narrated by Peter Coyote. Rocky Killion, the superintendent of West Lafayette Community School Corporation, will introduce the documentary. Judy DeMuth, superintendent of Monroe County Community School Corporation, Gerardo Gonzalez, dean of the IU School of Education, and Erika Peek, a teacher from Summit Elementary School, will also be present for a discussion following the movie.
The showing is sponsored by the Indiana Coalition for Public Education and the IU School of Education Graduate Student Association.