Teachers punished for speaking out. Principals fired for trying to do the right thing. Union leaders defending the indefensible. Bureaucrats blocking new charter schools. These are just some of the people we meet in The Cartel. The film also introduces us to teens who can't read, parents desperate for change, and teachers struggling to launch stable alternative schools for inner city kids who want to learn. We witness the tears of a little girl denied a coveted charter school spot, and we share the triumph of a Camden homeschool's first graduating class.
"One notable school absence in New Jersey caught Bob Bowdon's attention: $1 billion in educational funding for construction. A sum of money that could fund a summer's worth of action movies simply disappeared prompting Bowdon...to make The Cartel, an exposé about the failings of the education system in New Jersey as well as the rest of the country." Read More Here
-Andrew Dansby, Houston Chronicle
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Come early for a good seat! The Movie will start at 6:40 Sharp!
The Center provides a place for Veterans and homeless Vets to meet, warm up and just chat with fellow Veterans. They also provide other much needed services.
"In the New Year, I want to branch out and help all vets. The unemployment rate of returning veterans is very high, so teaming with this group will be a new direction and one close to many peoples' hearts. I hope you join us. We will be collecting these products at both remaining We Peeps Meetings this year."
"Also, there is a food bank on the outskirts of Vancouver that has a high need and few donations, so the food we have will be going there. Items collected at the next two meetings will also go there. If you would like to go with me on deliveries at either place, please let me know." Thanks!
-Debbie Schreiber, Mercury One Vancouver..
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Upcoming local event
Pacific Northwest Sons and Daughters
Of the Pearl Harbor Survivors
Vancouver Chapter # 3
Invite you to attend,
The 70th Anniversary Memorial Tribute
Honoring those who gave the most
on Dec. 7th 1941 in Pearl Harbor.
10:00 AM on Wed. Dec 7th 2011
The Centennial Building
Vancouver Red Lion at the Quay
Come and hear from our survivors and honor them.
For more information about this event or if you are interested in providing supporting, please contact.