Waiting for Superman?

In a nutshell, I felt this David Guggenheim documentary about education reform and charter schools was unbelievably one-sided and inaccurate in many, many ways and in fact promotes a view of education reform that I now find deeply troubling on many levels (especially based on my limited experience with TFA/teaching at a charter school in Detroit).

I’ll write my own, more thorough opinion of the movie shortly, but in the meantime here are a couple of links to articles reviewing the documentary that I definitely related with.

Gary Rubenstein’s (a former TFA teacher and a blogger at TeachForUs) review: http://garyrubinstein.teachforus.org/2010/09/28/can-superman-make-a-more-accurate-documentary/

Diane Ravitch’s (Education professor at New York University) http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2010/nov/11/myth-charter-schools/

About jasherwilliamson

Hi my name is John Williamson. I'm currently working as a Classroom Coach with a non-profit called College Forward in Austin, TX. Our goal is to get high school students (primarily ones from low-income and first generation backgrounds) into and through college. Originally, I'm from Washington state (Seattle-area) and I went to school at Whitworth University in Spokane, WA. Drop me a line if you want to know anything else about me... Peace and love,
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