Yesterday I caught a screening of a new documentary about American education, Not As Good As You Think. IWF visiting Fellow Vicki Murray is featured in the film, which takes a look at middle-class schools in America. Turns out, they aren’t as good as most people think they are.
From a policy standpoint, we tend to pay a lot of attention to who reform efforts like school choice can help improve inner-city schools and other low-income areas. That’s obviously an important area to focus on, as such schools are in need of reform. But it’s also important to remember that middle-class schools and families also stand to benefit from the same kinds of school reforms, which the movie does a great job of laying out.
More info on the film as well as a schedule of future screenings can be found here.