It's the week to see 'Waiting for Superman'

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Just a few days remain until the Baltimore advance screening of "Waiting for Superman," the powerful documentary film from the director of "An Inconvenient Truth."

Perhaps you saw the piece by Trip Gabriel in this weekend's New York Times about the film? If not, read it here: Remedial Study for Failing Public Schools.

Howard Blume wrote about 'Waiting for Superman' and American education reform in this weekend's Los Angeles Times.

And Oprah plans to focus not one, but two shows this week on the documentary. On Monday, she interviews director Davis Guggenheim, Bill Gates, John Legend and the D.C. Schools Superintendent Michelle Rhee. On Friday, Oprah plans to feature reaction from viewers to the documentary and the state of American public education.

Center Maryland is proud to join with KIPP: Baltimore as a media sponsor of the advance screening. Join KIPP on Thursday, Sept. 23rd at 5:30 p.m. for a reception at the Legg Mason Tower at Harbor East, prior to the 7 p.m. showing of the film at the Landmark Theater. (Here’s a link to the invitation, and here’s a link to purchase tickets to the event.)

Proceeds from the event will benefit KIPP: Baltimore, which operates one of the city’s most successful middle schools.

Want to learn more? Here's a trailer of the film.

Since Center Maryland launched at the start of this year, promoting the success of public charter schools in Maryland has been one of our priorities. So over the next two weeks, Center Maryland will continue to share information about this amazing film, and we’ll continue to concentrate on how our state’s education system can continue to improve through the competition and innovative ideas available from charter schools.

We urge all of our regular readers to consider joining this important event for quality public education in Baltimore. Buy a ticket now.

We hope to see you there!
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