I really liked Tim Burton’s short, Frankenweenie. I loved the feature-length version, which we finally got a chance to watch over the weekend. Yes, sure, the science teacher is a mad scientist, but his speech to the angry mob at the PTA meeting was one I think an awful lot of teachers have wanted to make when faced with obnoxious parents.
[embedded video: Frankenweenie clip]
I think it applies pretty equally to parents across the whole bullying spectrum – from creationists who don’t want Mary or Kyle exposed to the wages of sin and science to helicopter parents who are concerned that little Bluebell or Leland only has 15 years to get ready for the LSAT and can’t possibly take time to do something that involves creativity, like finger-painting or making a diorama.