A Movie Maker Goes to Class

M. Night Shyamalan discusses standardized testing, charter schools and closing the achievement gap.

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Are Common Core standards a step in the right direction?

I believe they are. If everyone in the country could be taught by the top 25 percent of teachers, that would close the gap by itself. But that's not possible. I found that systems that were [implementing] best practices and prescribing the superman habits – you know, this is the way to speak, and this is the way to teach – were [able to make] a system of collective supermen.

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