Award-winning film on public schools – Kendall, 4/30 – 5/6

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Not to be missed for anyone who cares about public schools is The Cartel is an eye-opening documentary about the disastrous New Jersey public school system that is failing the children, parents, and communities it claims to serve.

Director Bob Bowdon exposes the corruption and rampant waste of taxpayer money at the heart of the crisis. New Jersey spends more money per pupil than any state except New York, yet only 37 percent of its fourth-graders are proficient in reading. The Cartel presents all the horrendous facts, and culminates with a persuasive argument for school choice reform.

The documentary has won numerous awards, including the Visionary Award and the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the 2010 Washington, D.C. Independent Film Festival! The film has also received national attention from major media outlets across the country, including the Los Angeles Times, the New York Post, the Christian Science Monitor, MSNBC’s Morning Joe show, and Lou Dobbs’ radio show.

And it’s no wonder. Documenting a problem affecting school districts across the nation, The Cartel is a film every American needs to see. The Cartel is premiering this month in cities across the U.S: NY, LA, Houston, Chicago, Denver, Minneapolis, SF, DC, Philly, St. Louis, and half a dozen cities in NJ, and…

Boston/Cambridge: Kendall Square Cinema Friday, April 30 through Thursday, May 6