Thursday, June 03, 2010

Why Are US Government Schools So Awful?

"Guggenheim's documentary focuses on aspiring students and their parents, mostly minorities, together struggling against the odds to get admitted into urban charter schools. Lacking the money for private schools, or move to the suburbs where the schools are better -- although not always good -- having only neighborhood high schools that are "drop out factories," these Americans have very few options. For many their only option is finding a decent charter school. But the odds for these young students to get selected in the lottery for a charter school is often worse than for students applying to Yale University.

And the film has villains. The clearly marked, cleared attacked villain that stands in the doorway to reforming our failing system of public education. The two major teacher unions! The two major teachers unions that together are the largest contributors to the Democratic Party; the Democratic Party that refuses to support legislation to require teachers to perform better and the Democratic Party that refuses to support legislation for the more innovative, less bureaucratic, effective charter schools. _MJPerry

It takes a cooperative effort between Democratic Party politicians and entrenched teachers' unions to create and maintain schools capable of destroying entire generations. So is the Democratic Party the villain? Are the teachers' unions the villains? Only when you combine the DP plus the unions to create one of the most corrupt and destructive cultural mind-killers imaginable.

Watch the trailer. Then visit the website of the film: Waiting For Superman
Then do whatever you think you should do.

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