There’s been a lot of buzz in the past couple months over the movie Waiting For Superman, which is basically an attempt to reduce the complexity of public education to a 90 minute popcorn-seller with a hero (charter schools) and a villain (teachers’ unions). I finally saw it last week, then spent a few days mulling over an an appropriately nuanced response. Drafts were composed, sentences reframed, statistics gathered.
But then, as it often does, my working reality took over and I ultimately realized that I’d rather be actually making the changes I want to see in the system than belaboring the fact that more change is needed.
What’s left to do but add a snarky graphic and call it a day?
Ps. John Legend was homeschooled. Awesome.