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Schools That Change Communities

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by Susan Ohanian

Yahoo! and Wowzer!

PBS is rebroadcasting Bob Gliner's wonderful film "Schools that Change Communities."

Check local listings.

You can see trailer and read lots of enthusiastic reviews here.

In previously talking about film, I've said every member of Congress should see it.

Fat chance.

But now I realize that there is a very slight chance that someone at the state board of ed might watch it, so I just ordered three copies.

Most often, we have to make our own Good News. Just think how good I'm going to feel if someone at the Vermont State Board of Education watches this film. No one could watch it without being moved by it.

From my previous review on this site: A profound comment made in Watsonville, where 50% of the population do not have high school diplomas: Teachers discover they have a voice ... seeing themselves as people who can effect change in the system.

And how many teachers do you know who have said that lately?

Bob Gliner has made this important film very affordable. I urge you to go to the website and order a few copies.

Spread the word about what a school that cares about kids and community can do.

Do it!

— Susan Ohanian



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