The new documentary film Waiting for Superman is something of a paean to charter schools — and includes a profile of the SEED Public Charter School in the District of Columbia.

TLN blogger Dan Brown (Get in the Fracas) teaches English at SEED. In this recent post, he describes the aspects of his charter school that make it a great place to teach. But he also cautions readers and viewers of the film not to be seduced into thinking that ALL charter schools are excellent — or that charters are the answer to all of public education’s challenges.

UPDATE: Over at Advancing the Teaching Profession, Barnett Berry highlights Dan’s balanced look at charter schools and education reform.

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