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>The Cartel will be playing at Bergen County Community College’s Anna Ciccone Theater this coming Wednesday at 7:30pm


The Cartel will be playing at Bergen County Community College’s Anna Ciccone Theater this coming Wednesday at 7:30pm. Tickets are available on our website:

Here is a bio on Mr. Bowdon:

Bob Bowdon, The Cartel’s director, has been a New Jersey-based television producer, reporter, news anchor, and commentator for the past fifteen years. His varied career has seen him producing television shows; hosting news programs; conducting in-depth on-camera interviews; appearing in satirical news sketches for the Onion News Network; anchoring regional news broadcasts covering New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut; and shaping Bloomberg Television’s World Financial Report. He is president of Bowdon Media, an Internet marketing firm, and holds degrees in mechanical engineering, engineering management, and film production from Purdue University, Stanford University, and New York University. The Cartel is his first film.

And a short snyopsis of the movie:

Teachers punished for speaking out. Principals fired for trying to do the right thing. Union leaders defending the indefensible. Bureaucrats blocking new charter schools. These are just some of the people we meet in The Cartel. The film also introduces us to teens who can’t read, parents desperate for change, and teachers struggling to launch stable alternative schools for inner city kids who want to learn. Behind every dropout factory, we discover, lurks a powerful, entrenched, and self-serving cartel. Balancing local storylines against interviews with education experts, the film explores what dedicated parents, committed teachers, clear-eyed officials, and tireless reformers are doing to make our schools better for our kids. Together, these people and their stories offer an unforgettable look at how a widespread national crisis manifests itself in the educational failures and frustrations of individual communities. The Cartel takes us beyond the statistics, generalizations, and abstractions that typically frame our debates about education, and shows us our educational system like we’ve never seen it before.

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