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Reform: Teachers Angry At DonorsChoose For "Superman" Promo

ScreenHunter_43 Jul. 07 17.48 Uh-oh.  Some teachers have cancelled their DonorsChoose accounts and urged others to do the same in response to the organization's promotion of Waiting For Superman, a documentary that supports charter school operators and Michelle Rhee (among other things).  Read some of the criticism and the organization's response here.
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Thanks for the tip. As a DC teacher I am rather depressed these days (241 fellow teachers fired). I have cancelled my donorschoose account.

DonorsChoose.org believes that public school teachers know their students’ needs best, and we exist to facilitate as much support for their classrooms as possible.

To do so, we work with people and institutions from a variety of education policy perspectives. For example, we collaborate regularly with school districts, AFT and NEA chapters, traditional schools of education, alternative teacher certification programs, traditional public schools, charter schools – organizations that all want to encourage public school teachers to seek classroom resources through DonorsChoose.org.

The individuals and institutions supporting these teachers’ requests represent equally diverse viewpoints. We think "Waiting for 'Superman'" has the potential to make public education top-of-mind for even more people throughout the country, and we look forward to channeling this expanded interest into direct support for teachers and students.

"...we work with people and institutions from a variety of education policy perspectives"

Then why are you very actively supporting a film with a clear pro-charter school/anti-public school ideology? MacDonald's serves salads but I would not say they "serve a variety of foods of different health perspectives." They serve junk food and cover their backsides with a salad or two on the menu.

"Then why are you very actively supporting a film with a clear pro-charter school/anti-public school ideology?"

pro-charter does not equal anti-public - I'm just sayin'.

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