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“Superman” and a Few Convenient Half-Truths

Posted on | September 27, 2010 | Comments Off on “Superman” and a Few Convenient Half-Truths

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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Charles Taylor Kerchner is an Emeritus Professor and Senior Research Fellow at Claremont Graduate University. My daily musings appear in the blog. The archives of my EdWeek blog are available via link under the 'On California' head. Some of my photography can be seen by clicking on 'Gallery.' And numerous links to academic work and other research and commentary can be found by clicking on 'Projects.'


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