Local school leaders participate in 'Superman' discussion Schools & Kids, posted by Editor, The Almanac Online, on Jan 5, 2011 at 12:51 pm
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.
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Posted by priceless, a resident of the Menlo Park: other neighborhood, on Jan 5, 2011 at 12:51 pm
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."