On behalf of Reason Foundation, please join us for a special screening of Miss Virginia. Hailed as a "must-see" movie by USA Today, the film follows a struggling inner-city mother who sacrifices everything to give her son a good education. Unwilling to allow him to stay in a dangerous school, she launches a movement that could save his future—and that of thousands like him.
This is a free event and an RSVP is required.
Miss Virginia is rated PG-13: Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.
A big takeaway from Miss Virginia is that Virginia Walden Ford wanted to get her son to a private school for a variety of reasons. The government-run school wasn't meeting her child's needs academically, but the nonacademic problems were arguably more important. The school wasn't safe and Virginia's son was getting mixed up with gangs and regularly skipping class. The movie also highlighted that students in the government-run school were bullied and even beat up for doing a good job in class. That kind of culture isn't conducive to success.