by Scott Creighton (H/T busyboyproductions )
UPDATE: The following comment has been left by the producers of this movie.
They are taking donations for this film at https://www.gofundme.com/856q545g. As little as $5 can help make a difference. This film is going to be big.
As many of you already know, I am adamantly opposed to privatization of public services such as the prison system, police departments (that’s next by the way), public works departments (power and water) and of course… public education.
I have been extremely vocal in my opposition to charter for-profit schools since they came out with their plans to convert all public schools to this model and I continue my opposition to it.
It’s enough to make you cry when you pass a converted Big Lots store in some strip-mall down here in Tampa that is now a charter high school and the kids are spending their PE time in the parking lot playing on some roll-out basketball hoop. The thought that that will be those young peoples’ memory of high school … and that we are not only allowing it, but paying our tax money for it… is devastating.
These bastards are literally stealing the most important, formative part of childhood from these kids and doing so simply because they want to make a buck off it.
It is beyond sickening for those of us out here who still cling to something like a soul.
And if you, in your neighborhood, haven’t seen something like that yet, you just wait. It’s coming.
That said, one of my biggest pet peeves regarding this fascist charter school movement was that propaganda piece, Waiting for Superman. One of the readers here left me a link to a Youtube video promoting the making of a movie to counter this movie specifically and the charter school movement in general.
I don’t know if they are still making the film or not but the video is worth watching. You can go to the production company’s website to get a feel for who they are. The project didn’t raise enough money on their kick-starter page during the first attempt, but maybe they can have more luck this time around.