Skip to comments.‘Waiting For Superman’: If You Really Want ‘Social Justice,’ Dismantle the Teachers Unions
Posted on 09/29/2010 11:35:24 AM PDT by 198ml
As of right now with 31 reviews posted, Waiting for Superman sits at a healthy and much-deserved 94% fresh on the Rotten Tomatoes scale with the only negative reviews coming from, not so surprisingly, the Village Voice and Salon.com, two hard-left outlets [my review is here]. But lets stop for just a moment to appreciate those predominantly liberal critics who are out there supporting a film that most likely presents them with a reality that goes against their own personal beliefs.
Okay, moment over. How much time do we really want to spend crediting people for doing what theyre supposed to do?
As far as the negative reviews go, to be honest I find the Salon.com critique so long and lacking in focus that Im not at all sure what Andrew OHehirs problem is. Melissa Andersons Village Voice pan, however, brings up a number of arguments Ive heard before mainly from teachers bitterly opposed to charter schools. Its that old canard our friends on the left call economic justice:
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Teacher’s unions have ruined public schools. Unions support RATS. Naturally, leftists are going to defend teacher’s unions no matter what damage they are obviously doing, the same way they support labor unions that have destroyed American industry.
Amen, end the Teacher’s Union.
All the government connected unions are unfair monopolies anyway.
if such dissolution is possible, it will occur through the mechanism that has decimated private unionized operations....
total economic in-viability.
truth, so simple, it hurt.
Reagan broke the air traffic controllers union.
the federals are eating a fourth of gdp.
these numbers only go up.