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    June 02, 2011

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    "Waiting for Superman" is an excellent unbiased account of what is really happening in our schools and I encourage you all to go see it. In the movie you will see that teachers and unions really are the problem and absentee fathers, poverty, and funding are nothing but a strawman argument employed by the union loving left! "Waiting for Superman" is almost as good as "Not As Good As You Think."

    Of course, 'Not as Good as You Think' is pretty well fatally flawed now, as it went on and on and on and on about the corrupt CUSD school district that isn't so corrupt after all.

    So I guess that makes Superman better.

    Register Reader is not to be taken seriously. I think the posts from this person are all offered as satire. Waiting for Superman isn't "unbiased" at all. "Not as good as you think" was the most flawed propaganda garbage ever produced

    There is, of course, much debate over whether "Waiting For Superman" offers an unbiased picture of public schools OR charter schools. What the filmmaker fails to share is that many of the charters that he portrays as the answer to the problems faced by public schools are unionized and also employ teachers. So there goes your assertion RR.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/02/opinion/02sat4.html

    Please read the following, whether you are planning to see this thing or not:

    http://voices.washingtonpost.com/answer-sheet/guest-bloggers/what-superman-got-wrong-point.html

    When our satirical(?) friend(?) RegisterReader says "our schools" - she's surely not referring to CUSD schools. If you want to see what's happening in "our schools" - get ahold of a program from one of our local Senior Awards events. You'll find page after page of absolutely amazing students who've made their families (whether or not they are wealthy, intact, or supportive) proud and their teachers (whether they be union-loving leftists or OC Republicans) feel validated. Who needs a movie? We are producing stars! (Even my neighbors, who are zero for seven getting kids into 4-year colleges after dropping tens of thousands at CVC and JSerra, are impressed.)

    Reality is right again (and Register Supporter-Reader is way off base again). Superman is an interesting movie and perhaps representative of situations in some cities. But it is certainly NOT CUSD by any stretch of the imagination. It is however exactly what the PRI, Ed Alliance folks would like people to think is happening in CUSD. Can’t wait to see what happens with the new "charter" that they have pushed in CUSD - prediction of parents at that school after a year - "not as good as we thought".....

    I heard San Clemente seniors earned $1.5 million in scholarships this year. No one was waiting for Superman. Unionized teachers supported these super students. My hat is off to every "Super Teacher" at San Clemente High School!

    There is no satire.... only the TRUTH, which I read in the Register!!!!

    "All propaganda has to be popular and has to adapt its spiritual level to the perception of the least intelligent of those towards whom it intends to direct itself."

    -Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf ("My Struggle"), Vol. I

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