“Waiting for Superman”
I screened the extraordinary new movie Waiting for Superman today –it arrives in theaters on September 24– and will begin the show with Washington Post education writer Jay Mathews, who is featured in the film and whose book, Work Hard, Be Nice is in my view the essential companion to the movie and to any serious discussion of education reform.
You cannot be at all acquainted with the state of American public education and not know that the NEA and AFT have failed not just students but the teachers they purport to represent. See the movie, read Jay’s book, but especially vote for every Republican at every level especially if you are a parent of a child in or soon to attend a public school or a classroom teacher. As the movie makes unmistakably clear, he NEA et al are leading teachers and their families over a cliff, and only true reformers can save the system before the public declares game over.