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One teacher’s story of life in charterland, by Sabrina Strand

I realize Davis Guggenheim’s documentary Waiting for Superman wasn’t intended to bash teachers. In fact, most viewers probably left the theater impressed by the educators he documented, the ones who cared enough to fight: the Michelle Rhees, David Levins, and Mike Feinbergs of the world (all fellow Teach for America alums). I’m here to argue that glorifying these teachers and the schools they’ve created undermines our end goal of fundamental change.

If we want to make real, long-term progress in schools, we need to create a system that’s beneficial to students AND sustainable for educators. Go to the original…

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