August 6, 2009 2:25PM

That’s Edutainment

I recently watched the Pacific Research Institute’s documentary “Not as Good as You Think,” about the woes of a middle‐​class suburban public school district, the myth of universally good middle class public schools, and the Swedish alternative of private school choice.

As with all of PRI’s policy products, the viewer gleans a lot of important information. It’s a quality piece. What’s really great about it, though, is how entertaining it is to watch. Putting myself in the place of someone not working in education policy, I can still imagine watching this flick purely to follow the story it tells. It’s definitely worth a look.