Just 23 hours more to go folks before Shannon Puckett can stop worrying about fundraising and start worrying about production issues.
If you have not donated, or have not shared this film with your Facebook friends and twitter followers, now is your chance. We have less than 1600 dollars to go and 23 hours to get it. To be quite honest, I wasn’t sure Shannon was going to make her goal, but like a ravenous cheetah she has been ceaselessly tracking down funders for the past month until she’s gotten within spitting distance of her goal.
Shannon stalking new donors (actual picture)
If you love public schools, and the damage being wrought on them in the name of education reform, then this is the film for you. Please consider making your pledge not just today, but in the next 23 hours to lock in the donations everyone else has committed to give on Kickstarter.
This is the premise: A documentary film that exposes the damage caused by high-stakes testing on our children, teachers, schools and communities.
This is the reason: The American public school system hangs in the balance. High-stakes testing has tipped the scales toward a culture of learning that favors standardization over inspiration. Schools are being closed, teachers are being fired, and curriculum is being stripped of depth and mastery of content. Meanwhile, students are denied a culture of learning that is needed for their social, emotional and intellectual growth.
This is the truth behind education reform, not the Hollywood and corporate fiction we’ve been dosed with in the form of “Won’t Back Down”, “Waiting for Superman”, and “Education Nation.”
If you need truth, you need this.
CC (semi-official crustacean mascot/producer)