Have you seen Waiting For Superman?
It is a very interesting film, in fact I found this concept pretty scary to think about:
However, some interesting facts to also consider after watching the film:
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For example, I worked in a Charter School for a year. However the school was under so much pressure to pass the State Exam, or face being shut down, that the only learning the children did was practice tests. All.Day.Long. In fact, the kids would beg me to teach them, (anything that wasn't the test) and I would actually get in trouble if I was "caught" teaching and not giving practice tests.
However, my friend works in a Charter School and it is actually an amazing school. Just like Public Schools, Charter Schools have their ups and downs.
Have you seen the film? What did you think? Regardless of the "bias" in the film, I agree that something needs to change in the Public School System. I definitely agree with this clip here as to why things need to change. (Also, being in a Private School, I do not belong to a Teacher Union anyway).