Wake County school board members Ron Margiotta and John Tedesco and county commissioners Tony Gurley, Joe Bryan, Paul Coble and Betty Lou Ward are slated to attend a special showing tonight of the documentary "Waiting for Superman."
Those elected officials are among the nearly 200 people that Parents for Educational Freedom in N.C. says have agreed to attend tonight's free screening and post-film discussion. The Raleigh-Wake Citizens Association is partnering with PEFNC in sponsoring the screening at 6 p.m. at Regal North Hills Stadium 14 in Raleigh.
"The discussion will allow parents and community leaders — including members of the Wake County School Board and the Wake County Board of Commissioners — to share questions and ideas about local educational issues and solutions for reform," according to a PEFNC media advisory.
"Waiting for Superman" has drawn praise from critics of the public education system. But the film has been criticized by teachers unions.
PEFNC supports lifting the state cap on charter schools and providing tuition tax credits for children to attend private schools.
Dan Coleman, president of the RWCA, has drawn complaints from his membership for his criticism of the old diversity policy. Coleman is slated to attend tonight's screening.
PEFNC is sponsoring other free screenings of "Waiting for Superman" across the state. Click here for more information.