Great job by our friends from GEM, NYCORE and Class Struggle Education Workers protesting outside the opening night of the pro charter propaganda film called Waiting for Superman. Fox actually has some decent coverage of the protest but of course they follow it with an ad for Waiting for Superman. Post article wasn't bad either. Norm Scott reports at Ed Notes that while protesters were rehearsing to perform "Will the Real Ed Reformers Please Stand Up" before the event, our friends ran into Michael Moore.
It felt good for me to be a part of this protest-street theater. I witnessed young public school advocates together with veterans last night. We were all standing up for great public schools for everyone. Public school teachers have been demonized by many of the charter supporters who have devolved into a movement that wants to privatize education, bust the unions and take public dollars. The tragedy is that so many young children are being exploited terribly in the process.