Teachers Enjoy Annual Summertime Event, More Opportunities in Store

Last night my friends in the Education Policy Center hosted a get-together for teachers to eat, fellowship, and watch Flunked: The Movie.

Afterwards, teachers discussed the themes and stories in the film, expressing a wide range of views. Besides the discussion, a lot of people stayed around for the ice cream sundaes. I wish I could have come just for that part, but the Education Policy Center staff has promised to save me some. Summer just wouldn’t be as good without ice cream.

For those who weren’t able to make the movie and the event, here is some of what you missed:
Information was given out about the Independence Institute’s teacher website (set to move to a new location soon). A representative from the Professional Association of Colorado Educators shared information about his group. An Independence Institute intern told teachers about the opportunity to take the Free People, Free Markets class.

Teacher guests were given the chance to take home copies of some relevant Independence Institute publications – including one on Denver’s ProComp plan, and one on the national Tough Choices report. Finally, the Education Policy Center also made mention of the School Choice for Kids website and handed out a few bookmarks.

Besides the special annual summertime teachers event, the Independence Institute gives teachers a free invitation to all education events with an opportunity to sit down and have a teachers-only discussion with guest speakers. To find out about these events, stay tuned to this blog and sign up for the Education Policy Center e-newsletter.