New Moon may still be topping box office sales, but The Blind Side has quickly gained momentum over Thanksgiving weekend. What is interesting about The Blind Side is not the uniquely American story that unfolds, but rather the principles behind it: responsibility, personal decisions and faith. The surge in attendance shows just how much these values mean to Americans, especially now in the current economic recession.
In Townhall today, Star Parker introduces a unique perspective on increased popularity of The Blind Side. She notes the movie,
Parker goes even further, noting reasons why this story is not more commonplace. She argues that the current plan to address the education crisis will not be effective. Infusing more cash into an already broken system will not help struggling students like Oher once was. Rather, she believes,
What do you think? Does the answer lie with more government spending or with the freedom to choose your school?