Education and Teachers
Roger Ebert's been attending the Sundance Film Festival, and watched 2 documentaries back-to-back dealing with education. One of them was beautifully uplifting, he says; the other was painfully depressing. One was about America, the other about Kenya. Can you guess which is the downer? Warning: don't read his entry if you are averse to being woefully depressed - or in the case of some of you, possibly offended - on a Monday.
Is there anything, really, to be done?
[UPDATE: Here's the Sundance ad for the film "Waiting for Superman", the film about American education, made by Davis Guggenheim, director of An Inconvenient Truth. What do you think of his admission about, oh, 2 1/2 mins in?]