7 Medford Street
Arlington, MA 02474
Come join us for a screening of August to June, an 88-minute documentary celebrating values we are on the brink of losing in the single-minded pursuit of higher test scores! Come inside a public school happily and purposefully going against current trends and join 26 8-10 year olds, their teacher, and their parents for a year bursting with opportunities for curiosity, creativity and compassion.
After the screening, participants are welcome to stay and join a discussion led by education professional Monty Neill, Ed.D., Executive Director of the National Center for Fair & Open Testing (FairTest). For more information about this film, please visit www.augusttojune.com.
“August to June” reminds us of the truth of W.B. Yeats’ observation, that “Education is Not the Filling of a Pail, but the Lighting of a Fire.”
–John Merrow, PBS Newshour Education Reporter, Learning Matters
“A powerful and insightful film that is both touching and provocative.”
– Mark Phillips , Professor Emeritus, San Francisco State University School of Education
“The film provides concrete evidence that this kind of education is not pie in the sky, or only for the very rich. It’s being done and needs to be done more. As a parent, my heart aches to think how many more children could have access to that kind of exciting, stimulating, nurturing environment but still don’t.”
– Lisa Guisbond, Outreach Coordinator Science of the Eye – Bringing Vision into the Classroom Massachusetts Institute of Technology