Commentary: HBO’s hipster show ‘lies’ about charter schools, race
LA School Report | March 23, 2015
By Joshua Leibner | Salon
Michelle Pierson, a 40-ish mother of two, is in a state of confusion over her direction in life and finds herself wandering down the main drag of her gentrifying, hip Northeast Los Angeles neighborhood. She hears a confident voice coming from Eagle Rock City Hall that entices her in.
Michelle is entranced, and suddenly her life has found a purpose.
Charter school dogma has made it to the Big Time: It just got its own soapbox on the Duplass brothers’ HBO Sunday night series “Togetherness.”
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