MSNBC, liberal democrats and Hollywood attack public education.
The battle to regain control of public education from corporate interests took a turn for the worse as several supposed friends attacked public education.
First is director M. Night Shyamalan who penned the book: I got schooled, 5 Keys to Unlocking Quality Education. I can’t compete with the excellent Edshyster who has already written about it but I feel comfortable saying shouldn’t he be more concerned with 5 keys to quality filmmaking? Come on friends, we can all agree the Sixth Sense was great but what has he done since then? Even Signs and Invincible are now found lacking now as we realize we were still caught up in the Sixth Sense after glow. http://edushyster.com/?p=3269
MSNBC however must have thought his book was groundbreaking as they invited him to speak at Education Nation with all the teachers, err a couple teachers, what no teachers have been invited?!? Seriously WTF it’s called education nation, not how to profit off of education, nation. That’s right friends the Education Nation guest list is a who’s who of corporate education reformers and anti-public education politicians. http://www.educationnation.com/index.cfm?objectid=00CA0890-EE24-11E2-A6E3000C296BA163
One politician who didn’t get an invite though it seemed like he was trolling for one is Jared Polis, a self described progressive democrat from Colorado who thinks Diane Ravitch is evil, his words not mine. Mr. Polis is anti-teacher, anti-union and pro charter school, which makes me think he doesn’t understand what progressive means. If only Fezzik were here to ask him. http://dianeravitch.net/2013/09/23/who-is-jared-polis-and-why-does-he-call-me-evil-part-2/
You know what all the sudden attacks have in common, money, that’s what. First Shymalan and Polis are rich; heck make that mega rich and sadly that brings hubris with it, Gates, Koch brothers and the list goes on and on anybody. They equate wealth with intelligence and don’t need facts or evidence to make up their mind, instead relying on the zeroes in their bank accounts. MSNBC on the other hand wants to make money and they know their audiences will be bigger with Jeb Bush, Bobby Jindal and the other corporate reformers than it would be with P.S. 109’s Mrs. Mcgilicutty and who cares if she has more educational knowledge in her little finger than the entire group has combined.