The Clayton State University Department of Teacher Education’s Fall Education Film Series, featuring discussions led by Clayton State faculty members, is currently underway, with the next showing scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 7 when Master of Education Teacher Leadership Program Coordinator and Assistant Professor Dr. Dennis Attick will lead the discussion following the Oct. 7 screening of Rise Above the Mark.
Rise Above the Mark will be shown in the theater of Arbor Hall at Clayton State – East from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. As is the case with the entire Teacher Education Film Series, this event is free and open to the public.
Rise Above the Mark is a documentary narrated by Peter Coyote that brings to light the heartbreaking realities of public education. It’s the story of what happens
when politics enters the classroom.
Public schools are boxed in by current corporate reforms. Rules and regulations restrict vision, depreciate funding, demoralize teachers, and turn students into
test-taking machines, robbing them of time to foster creativity.
Rise Above the Mark focuses on Indiana’s struggles with public school reforms — the same types of struggles experienced in schools throughout the United States.
Experts Diane Ravtich, Linda Darling-Hammond, Pasi Sahlberg and others discuss how America can make positive changes to provide an exceptional public school system for all children. Return trust, decision-making, and responsibility to public schools.
On Wednesday, Oct. 22, Coordinator for Music Education Dr. Richard Bell of the Clayton State Music Education faculty will lead the discussion following the showing of El Sistema: Music to Change Life. This presentation will take place in room B14 of the Clayton State Lecture Hall, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Professor of Teacher Education Dr. Mary Hollowell will have the floor for the next presentation, Never Sorry, to be shown on Tuesday, Nov. 4 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the theater of Arbor Hall at Clayton State – East.
Finally, on Monday, Nov. 10, Chair, Department of Teacher Education, Director of Professional Education Programs and Professor of English Education Dr. Ruth Caillouet will lead the discussion following a showing of Spiral Bound. This event will be held in room UC272 of the James M. Baker University Center, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.