An Open Letter To Davis Guggenheim

Don’t go back over to the Dark Side:

Guggenheim was right to make unions the villains of his film. But now that he’s starting to backpedal about collective bargaining, he’s getting heat from the reform community. There’s a bit of a mutiny on the “Waiting for ‘Superman’” Facebook page. The comments are decidedly opposed to Guggenheim’s view, with some supporters going so far as to say they’ll no longer promote the film.

Perhaps they’ll gravitate towards “Kids Aren’t Cars,” a film series that pulls no punches and shows the ugly impact collective bargaining has had on American public education.

It’s not too late to stop going wobbly.

Don’t Know Much About Geography

or civics:

The Intercollegiate Studies Institute just released Enlightened Citizenship: How Civic Knowledge Trumps a College Degree in Promoting Active Civic Engagement, which shows that college has zero positive influence in encouraging graduates to become politically engaged — although many universities promote that in mission statements.

I’m not surprised, given how ignorant of it our elected representatives seem to be. Just another sign of the higher (and lower) education bubble and the worthlessness of many college (and high school) degrees. And of our educational system in general.

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