Saturday, November 6, 2010

LFT weighs in on anti-public school documentary

LFT President Steve Monaghan participates in a panel discussion of "The Lottery."

Yet another documentary film promoting charter schools over traditional public education was screened in Baton Rouge Thursday. LFT President Steve Monaghan sat on a panel of educators who discussed "The Lottery" after the showing.

Like another new entry into the genre, "Waiting for Superman," this movie takes liberties with the facts, exaggerating the success of charter schools and ignoring the great strides made by many public schools.

Advocate reporter Will Sentell attended the screening for this report.

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