Friday, March 19, 2010

Waiting for Superman

There are signs that "the Democratic base has begun to sour on the teachers unions," Cato Institute scholar Andrew Coulson wrote yesterday.
Davis Guggenheim, director of Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth and an Obama campaign donor, recently debuted his documentary Waiting for Superman highlighting the virtues of school choice, and faulting the unions for their obstructionism. It won the documentary audience award at the Sundance Film Festival and was promptly picked up by Paramount Pictures. If national Democrats continue to ignore these tectonic shifts ... among the cultural vanguard of the Left, they will soon lose a key political asset: the public's perception that they are the party of education.

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