In a recent post by Kevin Welner, titled Et Tu, Mr. Boasberg, the author came under some heavy fire for his connections to the NEA. The implication was, of course, that because of these connections his work should be vaiewed as being pro union.
Let’s apply some of that same scrutiny towards the backers of Waiting for Superman. Barabara Miner has written a well researched and documented piece for Rethinking Schools, titled Ultimate Superpower: Supersized Dollars Drive ‘Waiting for Superman’ Agenda.
The intro to the article says:
This article, written expressly for NOTwaitingforsuperman.org, explores the money behind the movie, its promoters, and those who will benefit from the movie. As author Barbara Miner writes, “In education, as in so many other aspects of society, money is being used to squeeze out democracy.” After examining the role of hedge funds, foundations and other players, she asks, “Should the American people put their faith in a white billionaires boys’ club to lead the revolution on behalf of poor people of color?”
Provocative question indeed!
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