Thursday, February 06, 2014

Waiting for Superman

"The fate of our country won't be decided on a battlefield,
it will be determined in a classroom"

Waiting for "Superman" is a 2010 documentary film by director Davis Guggenheim. The film analyzes the failures of the American public education system by following several students as they strive to be accepted into a charter school -- from Wikipedia
As he follows a handful of promising kids through a system that inhibits, rather than encourages, academic growth, Guggenheim undertakes an exhaustive review of public education, surveying “drop-out factories” and “academic sinkholes,” methodically dissecting the system and its seemingly intractable problems. However, embracing the belief that good teachers make good schools, Guggenheim offers hope by exploring innovative approaches taken by education reformers and charter schools that have—in reshaping the culture—refused to leave their students behind.
-- go to Take Part website
-- Read about the book Waiting for "Superman"
-- Waiting for "Superman" Facebook page

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