During his occasional breaks from waterboarding Ohio’s cities and schools, Governor John Kasich enjoys speaking highly of education savior Michelle Rhee. She’s the former Washington, D.C. schools chancellor whose abrasive dealings with parents and teachers there led to the defeat of the mayor who supported her.
Last week, Kasich and Rhee teamed up to present a screening of the controversial education documentary Waiting for Superman at Cleveland State. A feel-good flick for the Kasich camp, the movie blames our educational mess on teachers’ unions and claims the solution to the problem lies at the feet of charter schools.
The screening was the second for Kasich-Rhee Productions, who also showed it to Columbus legislators in late March. But lately, critics haven’t been so kind.