see this

….and feel guilty, lucky, frustrated and informed. Sure it’s slightly skewed in the way that these sorts of documentaries are (ie it doesn’t really address the public schools and public school teachers that ARE functioning) but it’s just severely eye opening. Craziest facts: bad teachers can’t be fired, it would cost LESS MONEY to send a prisoner to private school (when he was younger) than it does to keep him in prison, the presence of the rubber room in NYC,  where teachers sit 7 hours a day awaiting evaluation for up to 3 years, receiving full salary and benefits. Again, the documentary sort of doesn’t address the functioning / high performing teachers…..all in all it just completely blows my mind how much $ is dumped into education with really no results. AHHH! Also Geoffrey Canada is my hero.

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