Wednesday, March 09, 2011

I'm Not Waiting For Superman

The movie Waiting for Superman is very good, and definitely a must-see for parents with elementary school age kids.

Sadly, while they did present some wonderful teachers in that movie, they neglected to mention the man who is arguably the best public school teacher that ever lived. I mean, of course, Jaime Escalante, of Stand and Deliver fame (another movie I highly recommend).

They also neglected to mention the excellent work being done at the Khan Academy. Even Bill Gates uses that stuff with his kids.

For my own son, I'm looking to use quite a lot of the content that Salman Khan has put together. Best of all; its free!

So even when you are stuck with a crappy public school system, like my family is; there's still a lot you can do.

No need to wait for superman.

But see the movie anyway!


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