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The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for ‘Superman’ and One Teacher’s Two Cents  ☆

Last fall, Waiting For ‘Superman,’ a documentary about the charter school movement in the US, hit theaters nationwide. It brought with it a tidal wave of media attention, shining a spotlight on the charter vs. public school debate. As a public school teacher, the film of course grabbed my attention. Its main tenets are that …

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Finland: An Unanticipated Paradise 

Right now, Finland and its educational system are enjoying their time in the sun. Bolstered by the attention of progressive educators (see Samuel E. Abram’s January 2011 New Republic article, ‘The Children Must Play’) and sky high PISA scores, the nation is portrayed as an educational utopia where children thrive and teachers are afforded the …

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