Given a theme as dramatic and consequential as America’s financial collapse, many filmmakers have risen to the challenge of going behind the headlines to tell important stories and make critical points that need to be shared if we’re to learn anything from the crisis. Below are some of those important movies and documentaries. Please share your own favorite financial-themed films in the comments below.
Much has been made in recent weeks of Omar Mateen’s background. The perpetrator of the Orlando, Fla., massacre was alternately a “radical Islamist,” a deeply closeted gay man, a wife abuser, a mental case, everybody’s best friend in high school and a loser. The list goes on. But what the mainstream media—and the government, for that matter—have not talked about is the fact that Mateen was employed at the time of his crime by G4S, a London-based company that is one of the largest mercenary firms in the world, with intelligence contractors deployed in war zones and hot spots around the globe.
This could be a coincidence. Or it could be something more sinister. Was Mateen some sort of Manchurian candidate, for example?
For now, nobody is talking.
The public, however, has a right to know what is going on in the shady world of intelligence contracting.
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(What would Matt Damon’s Mom say? Listen in to find out!)
Can you believe some some people now want to measure such things as joy and determination with standardized tests? Really? Joy and a standardized test? How about authentic assessment? What say you Nancy?
Feature Interview: Dr. Jill Stein,
Green Party presidential candidate
“Presumptive Nominees” Trump and Clinton. But what about Stein? Wait till you hear her powerfulideas on public education!
Fully Leaded Education News: Trump the bully Activist of the Week: Emily Kaplan (blogger for Defending the Early Years) — Not just teaching, but making public all things troubling about schools! What Would Matt Damon’s Mom Say (WWMDMS): You have to listen to what Nancy Says about Donald Trump? GASP!! Moment of Zinn
Five Myths Reformers Want You to Believe about Teachers
By Emily Talmage, educator/writer
Teachers are no strangers to having stories told about them in order to move political agendas forward. During the era of No Child Left Behind, tales of lazy and incompetent teachers helped pave the way for strict accountability measures. Now, as ESSA marches forward with its plans to commodify, digitalize, and outsource education, a new set of myths has begun to circulate. Here are some of the most common fables you’re likely to hear.