The best response to Waiting for Superman
A film about the lives of students and teachers trying to live out humanizing pedagogy and the backward, racist, xenophobic Arizona state legislature that sees the incredible success of Tucson’s Ethnic Studies Program as an assault on “America.” This is a great film that I had the privilege of seeing at AERA last weekend. The teachers and students in Tucson are standing in solidarity and fighting to keep their dynamic and empowering education alive. Please seek out this film, and once it is finished (it is still listed as “in production”) share it widely.
The assault on Freire is a critical piece of the Right’s argument against this program: we need to get louder, as a community of committed educators, to supporting the work of our comrades in Arizona to enact a culturally relevant and emancipatory education for all of their students.
Livedreality.org supports the work of the teachers and students in Tucson Arizona to an empowering and libratory education. I hope you will as well.