Commentary On The Film Education, Inc.

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There is so much that I am learning about education throughout my experience in college. When you think you know how schools are ran, you learn new information that makes you do a 360. I feel as if I am always keeping up with current events so I know what is ongoing throughout education in America. There is so much that is happening behind closed doors that the public has no clue about until it is presented in a documentary or by a “conspiracy theorist". I am appalled at what I learned from this documentary. Education, Inc. is a documentary that focuses on the hostile takeover of public schools and their school boards. Brian Malone is a father to two children in the public schools of Douglas County, Colorado. Many in the community came together …show more content…
I never really knew much about what a charter school is. I went to all public schools throughout my primary and secondary education. I have never been placed in a charter school for field experience either. After some research and watching the video, I obtained some background information on charter schools. I now know they are independent schools that are usually established by teacher or parents. Charter schools began for parents to become more involved in their child’s education. At first glance, from the outside looking in, it does not seem like a bad decision to send your child to a charter school. However, after watching the film, I want nothing to do with charter …show more content…
They are not protected by a union and each year they have to go through rehire, meaning they could be fired at any given moment. Teachers have less experience in the field and are paid less in charter schools. Also, educators can learn that they need to focus on more innovation. In order for charter schools to be successful, they need to stay in business and if we are applying flexibility and innovation in public school classrooms, fewer people would seek an alternative option for education. Charter schools focus on innovation and effectiveness of teachers to the extent that teachers are under constant pressure of being fired. Public schools have tenure, once teachers get that they are comfortable. They have no need to adapt and change their classroom. Teachers who are presented by charter schools have to work hard for their position and are often paid less than those in public schools. Students have a higher chance of success because they have a lower class ratio and they have parent and community involvement. Also, teachers and students have more of a choice in what they want their education to look like because they are not directly under state standards that are required in public

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