Waiting for Superman to come and save the day. Oprah is shouting a wake up call to America. The only good schools are charter schools. Public schools are failing to educate our students.
But wait, students here seem to be doing well. Parent surveys show high levels of satisfaction with this school, and the district. The school just earned an excellent rating from the Ohio Department of Education. So what is the truth about the status of education today?
I know, let's do like they did in the movie and talk to some students.
Logan was a student here in Reading Workshop four years ago. He didn't like school, and he had to work hard, but managed to get through with a lot of effort. This year he enrolled in the carpentry program at the local vocational school. He is excited about learning a trade, and the fact that he can learn something that really interests him.
Colby is a senior this year. His grades are good and he plans to attend Hocking College in Police Science. He wants to be a patrolman.
Julie was here last week as a substitute teacher. She was a student here eleven years ago. She has graduated from college and is certified to teach primary. She enjoyed her day here and hopes to have the opportunity to be hired as a teacher.
Rebekha graduated last year. She is attending Ohio Dominican University and plays softball there. Her younger sister, Rhianna is a currently a student here. You can read more on their story on Rhianna's blog.
Sara is currently a student at Laurelville. She has videotaped her first movie. She is writing daily, and sharing her thoughts on her blog, Sara's Secrets. She is the third of four sisters to excel at Logan Elm.
Now I am really confused. Everywhere that Davis Guggenheim looks, he sees failure. The five students he chose for his movie have tragic stories. I'll bet he is coming here to film Superman II just to be fair and show both sides of the story.