Friday, September 17, 2010

Trailer for "Waiting for Superman" -- Documentary on Schools

"Waiting for Superman" has generated lots of buzz and controversy among educators and parents. And it is almost here for viewing!

Kids off the Couch writes:

"A impressive new documentary, Waiting for "Superman", by Oscar-winning filmmaker Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth), reminds us that education "statistics" have names: Anthony, Francisco, Bianca, Daisy, and Emily. Guggenheim, whose skill set includes an ability to simplify complex topics and elevate them to the level of national debate, follows a handful of promising kids through a system that inhibits, rather than encourages, academic growth. The documentary dissects the public education system but embraces the belief that good teachers make good schools. The prospect is bleak but Guggenheim explores innovative approaches taken by education reformers and charter schools that have refused to leave their students behind. Whether your kids go to public or private school, the issues raised in Waiting for "Superman" are ones that none of us can afford to ignore."

Check out the "Waiting for Superman" trailer in the meantime.

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