Sunday, May 20, 2012

The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting For Superman

One year ago, The Grassroots Education Movement premiered a new documentary, written and directed by New York City public school teachers and parents, created in response to Davis Guggenheim’s highly misleading film. Waiting for "Superman" would have audiences believe that free-market competition, standardized tests, destroying teacher unions, and the proliferation of charter schools are just what this country needs to create great public schools.

The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting For "Superman" highlights the real-life experiences of public school parents, students and educators to show how these so-called reforms are actually hurting public education. The film discusses the kinds of real reform – inside schools and in our society as a whole – that we urgently need to genuinely transform education in this country.

If you want to know the truth that lurks behind test-based accountability, standardized testing, choice, vouchers, and charter schools then you'll want to take a look at this documentary.

1 comment:

  1. This movie makes me so mad. The United States will be dumber because of race to the top. As educators and administrators, we must do our best to educate the public that high test scores does not mean high levels of education.


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