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‘Waiting For Superman’: If You Really Want ‘Social Justice,’ Dismantle the Teachers Unions
Big Government ^ | 9/29/10 | John Nolte

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 let’s 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 they’re 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 I’m not at all sure what Andrew O’Hehir’s problem is. Melissa Anderson’s Village Voice pan, however, brings up a number of arguments I’ve heard before — mainly from teachers bitterly opposed to charter schools. It’s that old canard our friends on the left call “economic justice”:

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TOPICS: Education; Government; Local News; Politics
KEYWORDS: movies; salon; teachers; unions

1 posted on 09/29/2010 11:35:29 AM PDT by 198ml
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To: 198ml

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.


2 posted on 09/29/2010 11:41:09 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: 198ml

Amen, end the Teacher’s Union.

All the government connected unions are unfair monopolies anyway.


3 posted on 09/29/2010 11:41:09 AM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: 198ml
it is politically and legally impossible to dismantle the public union system.

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.

4 posted on 09/29/2010 11:45:21 AM PDT by mmercier (slap me till i'm pink)
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To: mmercier

Reagan broke the air traffic controllers union.


5 posted on 09/29/2010 12:04:24 PM PDT by November 2010
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To: November 2010
so... what have you done for me lately...?

the federals are eating a fourth of gdp.

these numbers only go up.

6 posted on 09/29/2010 12:19:21 PM PDT by mmercier (in the rooms of her icewater mansions)
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To: All

bump


7 posted on 09/29/2010 1:16:19 PM PDT by Maverick68
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