As we debate the complex issue of education, it is easy to forget that great teachers are at the heart of fixing our schools. Here's an animated piece about great teachers and the one that changed my life.
The film's perspective is divisively problematic; it does well to galvanize an overdue conversation about education in America, but presents a fiercely oversimplified portrait of the players, and fails to offer anything besides ambiguity with regards to next steps.
Basically, The Other Side Of Zero -- the new album by Elizabeth & The Catapult -- is a commentary on the parallels of Elizabeth Ziman's New York City life and Leonard Cohen's inability to achieve Buddhist ideals.
Randi Weingarten is about to join Osama bin Laden on the list of Most Despised People in America. And if even one tenth of the documentary Waiting for 'Superman' is to be believed, then this distinction is well earned and well deserved.
There are many reasons to love "Waiting for 'Superman.'" It does a terrific job of detailing what's wrong with our educational system -- our kids rank 25th in the world in math proficiency, 24th in science.
Well, I think charter schools have finally arrived. Not only are they the subject of the greatly anticipated "Waiting for 'Superman,'" charters were also the subject of a recent episode of "The Oprah Show."