Saturday, September 25, 2010
Real Reformers Also Wear Capes- and they ran into Michael Moore too
Before I get to the rally, make sure to check out the video I took of Diane Ravitch and Eva Moskowitz at the Economist Forum last week. I got exclusive Ed Notes interviews with both.
Yesterday's rally sponsored by GEM at the opening of "Waiting for Superman" was highly successful.
One of the interesting sidelights:
They met at the fountain at Lincoln Center to rehearse their rap song "Will the Real Reformers Please Stand Up?" and ran into Michael Moore who was there for the NY Film Festival opening. The irony is too delicious since people have been trying to reach Moore to do a documentary on the ed deform scam. Since he wasn't responding, we decided to do our own film. We have some tape of the RRs talking to Moore and his response it is a shame they are scapegoating teachers.
Here is a Fox report where they naturally spent more time talking to pro movie people and ignored all the people wearing Real Reformer capes.
I hear I am quoted in today's NY Post but don't know what I said.
A booker for Fox Friends saw me quoted and invited me on for tomorrow morning to discuss the film but since I didn't see it yet and have a full day and won't be able to catch it today, I may have to decline. We are trying to get one of the people involved in our response to WFS - The Inconvenient Truth About Waiting for Superman - to confirm. Still waiting.
Make sure to go to: www.waitingforsupermantruth.org to view the trailer for the grassroots documentary response to "Waiting for Superman"...
Tomorrow we are editing the footage from our rally and should have some good stuff up by Sunday night.
In the meantime here are some quick pics I took. The people I am working with are so brilliant. Note the tags they were wearing to engage people in conversation.