Home Home | email this page email this page | printable view of page printable view of page

« Read other entries… »


The Nation’s review by Dana Goldstein: “moving but vastly oversimplified”

Here’s what you see in Waiting for Superman, the new documentary that celebrates the charter school movement while blaming teachers unions for much of what ails American education: working- and middle-class parents desperate to get their charming, healthy, well-behaved children into successful public charter schools.

Here’s what you don’t see: the four out of five charters that are no better, on average, than traditional neighborhood public schools (and are sometimes much worse); charter school teachers, like those at the Green Dot schools in Los Angeles, who are unionized and like it that way; and noncharter neighborhood public schools, like PS 83 in East Harlem and the George Hall Elementary School in Mobile, Alabama, that are nationally recognized for successfully educating poor children. Go to the original…

Comments

(:commentboxchrono:)


Due to “comment spam” it has become necessary to remove the commenting feature from the pages of this site. Please read, “Like,” and comment at our Facebook page: Facebook.com/NotWaitingforSuperman.

   Login Login 

Legal Information | Icons courtesy of famfamfam