A Very Inconvenient Truth: Director Laments Teachers’ Unions

Jonathon M. Seidl
The Blaze

This week, we showed you the trailer from the new documentary on public education called “Waiting for Superman.” The film explains that public education is failing, and that alternatives (such as charter schools) are filling the void. But who does the director — the same one who directed Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” — fault, in part, for the downfall? Teachers’ unions.

“The [public school] system we’ve built works really well for the adults, like the unions, and the bureaucracy, and even the parents, but it’s not working for the kids,” the film’s director Davis Guggenheim tells CNN yesterday.

The New York Times explains the movie’s message like this: “Mr. Guggenheim is clear about why so many urban schools have failed students: They harbor too many bad teachers, whose unions protect them.”

And if the teachers‘ union reaction is any indication of the film’s content, Guggenheim could be on to a very inconvenient truth…

The rest of the article, with video, is at The Blaze.

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