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Local school leaders participate in 'Superman' discussion

Original post made on Jan 5, 2011

The documentary film "Waiting for Superman," a controversial and pointed critique of U.S. K-12 public education, has set the stage for discussions, one of which included two local educators who were relevant to the film: Diane Tavenner, the founder in 2004 of Summit Preparatory Charter High School in Redwood City; and James Lianides, the new superintendent of the Sequoia Union High School District.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, January 5, 2011, 11:18 AM

Comments (3)

Posted by priceless, a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jan 5, 2011 at 12:51 pm

Absolutely priceless:

From Mr. Vogel of the teacher's union:

"The film compares U.S. teachers unfavorably with Finnish teachers. Such comparisons are unfair, Mr. Vogel said, because Finnish teachers are so much better trained. "I think the system we use for evaluating teachers is broken," he added."

sigh.......


Posted by Observer, a resident of Woodside High School
on Jan 6, 2011 at 9:59 pm

quite a spectrum of opinion, including the priceless comment noted above.

Just for the record, Summit opened doors in 2003.


Posted by David Boyce, Almanac staff writer
on Jan 7, 2011 at 9:58 am

David Boyce is a registered user.

Observer is correct that the doors of Summit Prep did open in 2003.


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