Monday, May 16, 2011

Join us for a live event!

We are joining Governor John Kasich and former D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee on Thursday, May 19th for a statewide event to watch the film 'Waiting for Superman' and participate in a live webcast and discussion about education in Ohio.

The movie begins the discussion about how public education must change in Ohio and the US, and begins the discussion about how we can bring Montessori and other alternative education to the rest of the public. We know that Montessori is the best, and ONLY scientifically crafted, way to educate children. We need a plan to bring this method of education to public schools in meaningful numbers. With the systems currently in place this is not possible. We should be MAD, as Trevor Eissler says, that Montessori is not even known as an option. We should be MAD that even if parents know about Montessori, there is often no nearby and affordable Montessori education for most families. Montessori should not be an education for only those that can afford to pay for a private school AND pay taxes to their local public school. It is shameful that public school children, even in suburban districts as the movie will show, do not have access to the best method of education.

The screening will take place at Jane's Montessori Academy, 1375 Francisco Rd, Columbus, OH 43220. Please email to RSVP. We will provide pizza for dinner during the screening. There will be a babysitter for children who attend.

You can watch a short video message from Governor Kasich here.

Governor Kasich and Michelle Rhee will be participating in a live screening of the movie hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Ohio Chamber of Commerce.

How will it work?

• At 6:00pm, we will tune in for a live online webcast with the Governor to make introductory remarks.

At 6:10pm, the webcast will take a break for the movie and we’ll watch the Waiting for Superman movie at your house party.

At 8:00pm, the movie will end and we will tune in again online for the second half of the live webcast and watch a discussion about the film with Gov. Kasich and Michelle Rhee. Questions can be submitted online through Facebook and Twitter.

Thank you for your support and we hope that you can join us on May 19th!


Tammy Chabria

Principal and Owner

Jane's Montessori Academy

- Please click here to learn more about Michelle Rhee

- Please click here to watch the official trailer for Waiting for Superman