“We hope that this reinforces the idea that he is just as strong, if not stronger, than any of the superheroes.”
Last week, something extraordinary happened: For one single moment the people of Los Angeles stood together for the simple proposition that we must elevate our kids above our politics. And the people won.
Parents, educators, and education advocates have a lot in common when it comes to a kids-first first agenda. But we can never seize that common ground if those with whom we disagree are deemed to be "evil" and sentenced to Hell, as you did last week in your now infamous blog post.
Parents at McKinley Elementary School in Compton, Calif., are planning the first test of a new state law which allows parents to force reform in traditional public schools.
Much of what has been written about Harlem Village Academies, Green Dot and many other charter schools is the product of a massive PR machine, of which Waiting for "Superman" is just the glossiest example.
California is poised to win up to $700 million in competitive federal grant funds to support our students' futures.