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“Superman” and a Few Convenient Half-Truths

Posted on | September 27, 2010 | Comments Off

Waiting for Superman opens in theaters in L.A. and New York this week and goes nationwide next week.  It’s a powerful film that will move those who see it, and it is ushering in a media blitz about education. NBC and CBS have announced new education programs.  The Huffington Post, for which I occasionally write, is planning expanded education coverage starting next week.

But under the emotion, Superman is loaded with hubris, B-grade Western movie moralizing, and some dangerously shallow policy analysis.  My review for John Fensterwald’s new site, Thoughts on Public Education.


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