Responding to the documentary, Waiting for Superman, Rethinking School's author and education activist, Stan Karp, looks at the interests driving the conservative, so-called education reform movement. Stan Karp spoke at Jefferson Hight School in Portland, Oregon, on December 10, 2010.
Stan Karp taught English and Journalism in Paterson, New Jersey, for 30 years. He has written widely on school reform for Education Week, Educational Leadership, and other publications, and he is a co-editor of several books, including Rethinking Our Classrooms: Teaching for Equity and Justice, and Rethinking School Reform: Views from the Classroom. Stan Karp coordinates the notwaitingforsuperman.org website for Rethinking Schools. He is director of the the Secondary Reform Project for New Jersey's Education Law Center.