How About A Million Velma March? And WeAreNotWaiting.com
See also WeAreNotWaiting.com, a site devoted to following up on the demands for genuine school reform as seen in the movie Waiting For Superman which expands to theaters across the United States this week after an extraordinarily strong opening weekend in New York and Los Angeles.
Every genuinely pro-education candidate for every office in the country should be urging his or her supporters to see this movie, and the Tea Parties ought to organize a meeting around a movie time as the film rolls out this week. Invite great teachers to go with you and get their reactions afterwards.
EducationNext’s blog has a great piece by Michael Petrilli on whether education reform would benefit from a GOP Congress. Mr. Petrilli worries that the Republican/Tea Party suspicion over the expansion of the federal government would hinder genuine ed reform. It is a great question, but local control of school curriculum content and standards doesn’t have to be threatened by federal measures that could assist state and local governments in combatting the extraordinary power of teachers’ unions. Congressman John Kline is exactly the sort of tough-minded legislator to manage such competing concerns.
By the way, voting has begun in Florida and who knows where else in the country. (HT: Instapundit.)