More Evidence That Corporate Interests Are Undermining Public Education

The historian Alan Singer speaks out against the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) for giving in to corporate interests at the HNN: “What we have in the C3 Framework is standard teaching at best but a lot of poor teaching and propaganda as well. Instead of challenging Common Core, the NCSS begs to be included. Instead of presenting multiple perspectives, it sells advertising in the form of lessons to its corporate and foundation sponsors. But worst in their own terms, in a time of mass protest against police brutality by high school and college students across the United States, active citizenship in a democratic society is stripped of meaning and becomes little more than idle discussion and telling student to vote when they are eighteen.”

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The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for Superman: Now Online!

This is a great video exposing the corporate agenda behind the school “choice” movement. This has been a long time goal of the Right. They have been very successful in the states through American Legislative Exchange Council ( (see But in recent years they have been even more successful through organizations like Bill Gates Foundation and the Walton Family Foundation (, etc. Too many people are unaware of what is happening or why it’s happening.
Thanks for posting this video!

Grassroots Education Movement

Today, on the first anniversary of the premiere, GEM and Real Reform Studios are making the film available online at We invite everyone to hold screenings, download and burn copies of the movie. Please consider donating to our film so that we can continue promoting and sharing the film around the country.

The Grassroots Education Movement Response to “Waiting for Superman” now available online

 Date:  May 19, 2012


Lisa Donlan, Parent and President CEC1:  917-848-5873

Julie Cavanagh, Teacher PS 15, GEM/CAPE: 917-836-6465

Brian Jones, Teacher PS 30, GEM: 646-554-8592

Now online: The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting For “Superman”

One year ago, The Grassroots Education Movement premiered a new documentary, written and directed by New York City public school teachers and parents, created in response to Davis Guggenheim’s highly misleading film. Waiting for “Superman” would have audiences believe that free-market competition, standardized tests, destroying teacher unions, and the…

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