Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Speaker: Kelly O’Brien | Vice President of Communications and Marketing
United Way of Metropolitan Chicago
Host: Wildman, Harrold, Allen & Dixon LLP
225 West Wacker Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60606-1229
For a nation that proudly declared it would leave no child behind, America continues to do so at alarming rates. Despite increased spending and politicians’ promises, our buckling public-education system, once the best in the world, routinely forsakes the education of millions of children. From the creators of An Inconvenient Truth, Waiting for Superman is a new documentary that follows five promising students through a system that inhibits, rather than encourages, academic growth and talks to educators and reformers trying to find lasting solutions within a broken education system. During this session, Kelly O’Brien will share a sneak peak of Waiting for Superman, lead a discussion about possible solutions and talk about the steps United Way is taking in Chicagoland to make a change.