THE CURATORS OF DIXON SCHOOL

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Sun, Aug 12th at 3:00pm
Thu, Aug 16th at 6:00pm
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Pamela Sherrod Anderson in person!

  1. THE CURATORS OF DIXON SCHOOL
  1. 2011, Pamela Sherrod Anderson, USA, 80 min.

Public schools don’t have to be a minefield of metal detectors, minimal expectations, and mind-numbing routine. An alternative exists right here in Chicago, at the Dixon Elementary Public School in the Chatham neighborhood, where former principal Joan Crisler and her successor Sharon Dale have implemented the idea that art should be an integral part of the learning environment, with museum-quality works openly adorning the halls. The results, in terms of student performance and morale, have been spectacular, but, as this inspiring but pragmatic documentary demonstrates, there are no miracle solutions: Crisler’s protégé Carol Briggs has an uphill battle applying the same approach at another school, and recent budget cuts have left even the most successful programs vulnerable to the axe. HDCAM video. (MR) FF

Director Pamela Sherrod Anderson will be present for audience discussion at both screenings.

Comments

Really looking forward to this!

All children deserve the best and I am proud to be a part of this story.

What a great film and opportunity to meet the Curators of Dixon School Thursday evening. Real Men Charities, Inc., looks forward to a long-lasting relationship with these phenomenal and decicated teachers who fill the school with love in the form or art and accept the self-appointed duty to be keepers of the culture and pass it on to our youth.