Waiting for Superman opens today. Here's our roundup of reviews.
I finally got a chance to see Waiting for Superman; it lived up to its hype. There’s not much to add about the film’s emotional punch. The portraits of the individual children and their parents are heart-rending. And the consequences of failure at a national level are laid out with frightening clarity. It will resonate.
We packed the house in Brooklyn last night for the Charter Center’s screening of "The Lottery".† More than 200 peopleó charter school educators, parents, and some interested citizensó watched the film with us. Here are a few reviews:
"When parents recognize which schools are failing to educate their children, they will demand more effective options for their kids. They won't care whether they are charters, non-charters or some other model. As President Barack Obama has called for, states should eliminate restrictions that limit the growth of excellent charter schools, move forward in improving or restructuring chronically failing schools, and hold all schools accountable for results."
Saturday's New York Times reported on the curious case of State Senator Bill Perkins, who “wars against” charter schools despite representing so many of them--and despite having benefited from educational choice himself.