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Thu Jun 14, 2012, 03:56 PM

Skip 'Waiting for Superman.' Watch 'The Lottery'.

I'm home sick and just watched 'Waiting for Superman' and 'The Lottery' back-to-back. I think charter school director Eva S. Moskowitz is little known outside of New York, but her record, but she comes across more credibly than the infamous Michelle Rhee when it comes to education. And while 'Superman' throws a lot of statistical manure on the wall (much of which can be easily refuted), 'Lottery' goes to Harlem and paints a very grim, realistic picture of what happens when a school districts fails children and parents and gives them few opportunities to escape their predicament.

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Reply Skip 'Waiting for Superman.' Watch 'The Lottery'. (Original post)
RandySF Jun 2012 OP
longship Jun 2012 #1
HiPointDem Jun 2012 #2
proud2BlibKansan Jun 2012 #3

Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2012, 06:32 PM

1. For a moment I thought you meant Shirley Jackson's short story.

The Lottery which seems appropriate with the environment of today's Republican party. Look it up. You can read it on line.

I am a big Shirley Jackson fan. Her best, other than The Lottery is The Haunting of Hill House, probably one of the best ghost stories ever written. It was made into a movie twice, once great, once horrible, as The Haunting. Do not bother with the remake; it utterly sucks. Instead, watch the more accurate ghostly psychodrama directed by Robert Wise in the early 60's. The best ghost story ever put to celluloid, IMHO.

Just some ramblings on my part. Sorry for the intrusion.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2012, 10:37 PM

2. Eve Moskowitz's charters are a real estate scam. They take over public schools and force

 

the public school kids to give up their playfields & hold classes in boiler rooms.

Harlem is prime NYC real estate and is getting whiter every day. That's the reality behind Moskowitz's charters.

She doesn't care about kids. She cares about money, & she's making a bundle.

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Response to HiPointDem (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 10:38 AM

3. +1,000,000

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