I am thrilled to announce that we are bringing Vicki Abeles’ (the director of Race to Nowhere) new movie Beyond Measure to Sacramento. As many of you know I have been involved in Reel Link Film’s work and am so excited to have the CSUS School Psychology Program hosting this with the Doctorate in Education Leadership Program. See below for a short introduction about this important film:
Every day we hear stories about America’s troubled education system. And we’re told that in order to fix what’s broken, we need to narrow our curricula, standardize our classrooms, and find new ways to measure students and teachers. But what if these “fixes” are making our schools worse.
In Beyond Measure, we set out to challenge the assumptions of our current education story.
Rather than ask why our students fail to measure up, this film asks us to reconsider the greater purpose of education. What if our education system valued personal growth over test scores? Put inquiry over mimicry? Encouraged passion over rankings? What if we decided that the higher aim of school was not the transmission of facts or formulas, but the transformation of every student? And what if this paradigm-shift was driven from the ground up? By students, parents, and educators? By all of us?
In Beyond Measure, we find a revolution brewing in public schools across the country. From rural Kentucky to New York City, schools that are breaking away from an outmoded, test-driven education are shaping a new vision for our classrooms. These are schools that see critical thinking, communication, exploration, experimentation, collaboration, and creativity as the key to good education. And they are dramatically improving outcomes for children of all backgrounds. They are schools where practically every student graduates and goes on to finish college.
Beyond Measure offers a positive picture of what’s possible in American education when communities decide they are ready for change. Are you?
The event will be held on April 20th at 7pm at the Sierra 2 Theatre in Curtis Park.
Click on the above link (your e-postcard) for more information, and also to purchase tickets for this event. Please share with your districts!! We want all shareholders present, including teachers, administrators, school psychologists, parents and students. We want a packed house!! See you there!
Melissa Holland, PhD
Assistant Professor & Fieldwork-Intern Coordinator
CSUS School Psychology Program
Graduate and Professional Studies in Education