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Wait…who said what about what?In mid-August John Oliver, the host of HBO’s Last Week Tonight, leveled a very unfair, unfortunate, unbalanced, unwarranted and generally unhinged tirade against charter schools. Here is a brief summary of Mr. Oliver’s presentation: “Some charter schools have been mismanaged. Ergo, ipso facto, presto change-o, all charter schools are bad, bad, bad.” As we said, it was very unfortunate – especially since the show has been viewed by more than five million people and is being used as a propaganda piece against charters everywhere. But thanks to CER’s “Hey John Oliver! Back Off My Charter School!” Video Contest, you now have the chance to help set the record straight and let people know how much charter schools are helping their children, families, teachers and communities. AND you have the chance to win $100,000 for your school.
Here’s all you have to do: 1) Read the Official Rules. Yes, there are official rules. Whenever there’s money involved there are official rules, so read them. 2) Decide what you’d like to show in your video that will give people across the United States – and John Oliver – a true picture of how charters are helping the students and teachers in their school and the families in their communities. Let viewers know why students chose your school over all the others. Help them understand the opportunities charters offer (and which wouldn’t exist without charters). Tell them of the success of your school, your students and your teachers. • We want to hear from parents and teachers and especially from students why they made the choice to be at your school! Why do they believe their charter school works better for them than their old school, or the one they would have attended? • What about the students on the waiting list, those who couldn’t get a seat into your charter school? What is their situation like at the school they have to attend because your charter school isn’t allowed to enroll more students? Invite them to share their experience, and tell us why they would prefer to be at a charter instead! 3) Print out and fill in the introduction sign to hold up in the beginning of the video. 4) Shoot a video (on a smart phone or tablet only – no major productions allowed) that effectively conveys the points made above and anything else you think will give people a better understanding of, and appreciation for, charter schools. 5) Keep it short – three minutes, tops. 6) Upload your video and fill out the form below. 7) Keep your fingers crossed that your video will be selected as the BIG WINNER. 8) Win or lose, take pride in the knowledge that your video will help set the record straight and let the public, and John Oliver, know the true value of charter schools. Questions? Other thoughts? Want to get involved? Write to HeyJohnOliver@edreform.com. Otherwise keep your eyes peeled on this page and at Twitter @edreform & Facebook @theCenterforEducationReform for updates!
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Wait…who said what about what? In mid-August John Oliver, the host of HBO’s Last Week Tonight, leveled a very unfair, unfortunate, unbalanced, unwarranted and generally unhinged tirade against charter schools. Here is a brief summary of Mr. Oliver’s presentation: “Some charter schools have been mismanaged. Ergo, ipso facto, presto change-o, all charter schools are bad, bad, bad.” As we said, it was very unfortunate – especially since the show has been viewed by more than five million people and is being used as a propaganda piece against charters everywhere. But thanks to CER’s “Hey John Oliver! Back Off My Charter School!” Video Contest, you now have the chance to help set the record straight and let people know how much charter schools are helping their children, families, teachers and communities. AND you have the chance to win $100,000 for your school.Here’s all you have to do: 1) Read the Official Rules. Yes, there are official rules. Whenever there’s money involved there are official rules, so read them. 2) Decide what you’d like to show in your video that will give people across the United States – and John Oliver – a true picture of how charters are helping the students and teachers in their school and the families in their communities. Let viewers know why students chose your school over all the others. Help them understand the opportunities charters offer (and which wouldn’t exist without charters). Tell them of the success of your school, your students and your teachers. • We want to hear from parents and teachers and especially from students why they made the choice to be at your school! Why do they believe their charter school works better for them than their old school, or the one they would have attended? • What about the students on the waiting list, those who couldn’t get a seat into your charter school? What is their situation like at the school they have to attend because your charter school isn’t allowed to enroll more students? Invite them to share their experience, and tell us why they would prefer to be at a charter instead! 3) Print out and fill in the introduction sign to hold up in the beginning of the video. 4) Shoot a video (on a smart phone or tablet only – no major productions allowed) that effectively conveys the points made above and anything else you think will give people a better understanding of, and appreciation for, charter schools. 5) Keep it short – three minutes, tops. 6) Upload your video and fill out the form below. 7) Keep your fingers crossed that your video will be selected as the BIG WINNER. 8) Win or lose, take pride in the knowledge that your video will help set the record straight and let the public, and John Oliver, know the true value of charter schools. Questions? Other thoughts? Want to get involved? Write to HeyJohnOliver@edreform.com. Otherwise keep your eyes peeled on this page and at Twitter @edreform & Facebook @theCenterforEducationReform for updates!
Show John Oliver why making fun of charter schools is no laughing matter… and why we need more opportunity, not less.
STEP 2: Put your email address in the 'recipients' value. Note that you also have to allow this email address in the $TARGET_EMAIL setting within formmail.php! STEP 3: Specify required fields in the 'required' value - or leave unchanged. NOTE: DO NOT put your email address and name here. "Your email address" and "Your name" are error messages for your users to see, not placeholders for you to replace. STEP 4: Put your subject line in the 'subject' value. ALL DONE! Visit our site for HOW TO guides and more complex features. this derives (creates) "email" and "realname" special fields from the input fields this excludes the "email" and "realname" special fields from the body of the email you receive I acknowledge that I have read the contest rules and privacy policy.
Win $100,000 for your school by sending in the best video!
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