this perfectly captures my thoughts.
two of my coworkers were trembling when they got the call that the president was coming to this school (where one of their friends works). they began telling me how wonderful the school is, and all the incredible things they have going on there. and yes, it sounds like an unbelievable place. but i was put off hearing that he was going to this charter school and arguing that it was public (i mean, obama, come to our school- see a real public school be successful).
i wondered what was wrong with me, that i couldn't be excited for their friend's school. i really need to get over my frustration with charter schools and teach for america. but this article sums up why the news of his visit left me feeling a bit queasy.