Have we mentioned the completely devastating takedown in the NY Review of Books of the documentary Waiting for Superman? That's the film that follows some youngsters through the DEVASTATED WASTELAND of our public schools as they yearn to enter a for-profit system that… won't serve them any better, but will make some people a lot of money! (The piece also serves as a good primer regarding the system of lies and distortions used to advance these schemes to privatize and make a fortune from education, by means of charter schools.) It is a fantastic bit of writing and we really encourage you to read it—it's zippy and brief and a great fact-check of a truly dark and manipulative piece of propaganda.
Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010