Tag Archives: WaitingForSuperman

Guest post at Rivard Report

When a mother needs something for her child, no one should ever say, “Just wait.” Likewise, no one should judge a mother too harshly for the things she does for her children. “Wave of New Charter Schools Enhance Inner City … Continue reading

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An educator writes about Waiting for “Superman” and gives thanks

“I set out to say that I am grateful for my education.” “Day Six of Thanks”, Jessica Sliman, Gin and Juiceboxes, October 8, 2012. Using her experience as an educator as a jumping off point, Jessica goes on to give a personal … Continue reading

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“Won’t Back Down” movie review: A road map for parent activism

“Wait” means, “It’ll never happen.” So says Principal Thompson (played by Ving Rhames), the leader of the fictional Rosa Parks Charter School, a high-performing charter with a long waiting list, in the new movie Won’t Back Down. Jamie Fitzpatrick (Maggie … Continue reading

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“Daily Show”: Lewis Black on charter schools

“Back in Black – Education Crisis”, Lewis Black, The Daily Show, October 5, 2010. Caption: “Lewis Black is all for charter schools as long as the selection process is as public and cruel as humanly possible.” By the way, Lewis Black … Continue reading

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Do charter schools succeed because of student selection?

High performing charter schools claim that they succeed because they have the flexibility to use innovative teaching methods. Critics of charter schools look for other explanations, such as higher spending per student. Or “creaming,” the alleged practice of selecting students … Continue reading

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Debate: Parental control vs. centralized control . . . and school finance

The goal is to get the best possible education for our children — but how do we get there? Do we hand a check to the parents and let them walk it to the school of their choice? Do we … Continue reading

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Profile (Person): Geoffrey Canada

Geoffrey Canada founded the Harlem Children’s Zone, a youth program that helps kids and families from early childhood through college, and looks at a range of poverty-related social issues that prevent kids from graduating and succeeding. Canada’s work at HCZ was … Continue reading

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