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Film Screening of “Beyond Measure”

October 22, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Film Screening of “Beyond Measure: Rescuing an Overscheduled, Overtested, Underestimated Generation”  www.BeyondMeasureFilm.com  Thursday, October 22, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.  Run time is 80 minutes. Location- Great Hall, Waldorf School at Moraine Farm, 701 Cabot St, Beverly, MA 01915.  Free and open to the public.

BM PosterFrom the film’s web site:

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 news 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?

 

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Date:
October 22, 2015
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7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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