Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Lawrence O'Donnell Changes The Conversation

If you don't watch Lawrence O'Donnell on MSNBC, you should check him out. He devoted a huge segment of his show, The Last Word, on a defense of teachers. Spurred on by the inspiring comments of Matt Damon, O'Donnell picked up the torch and ran with it, devoting over ten minutes of his air time to a staunch defense of teachers and unionism. You can watch it below.

I wonder if this may be the start of the inevitable backlash against the ed deform movement. Remember, O'Donnell is on MSNBC, the network that spent a week supporting the reformers and Waiting for Superman during their "Education Nation" teacher-bashing fest. At least, the conversation has begun to change. This is no longer a one-sided, corporate sponsored debate.

Watch and enjoy.


Schoolgal said...

If you get a chance, check out Anderson Cooper's piece.

Pete Zucker said...

Schoolgal, got a link?