Every morning, in big cities, suburbs and small towns across America, parents send their children off to school with the highest of hopes. But a shocking number of students in the United States attend schools where they have virtually no chance of learning-failure factories likelier to produce drop-outs than college graduates. And despite decades of well-intended reforms and huge sums of money spent on the problem, our public schools haven't improved markedly since the 1970s.
Why? There is an answer. And it's not what you think. From "An Inconvenient Truth" director Davis Guggenheim comes "Waiting for 'Superman'", a provocative and cogent examination of the crisis of public education in the United States told through multiple interlocking stories-from a handful of students and their families whose futures hang in the balance, to the educators and reformers trying to find real and lasting solutions within a dysfunctional system. Tackling such politically radioactive topics as the power of teachers' unions and the entrenchment of school bureaucracies, Guggenheim reveals the invisible forces that have held true education reform back for decades.
In a documentary sure to get parents and teachers talking-and arguing-An Inconvenient Truth director Davis Guggenheim offers an eye-opening overview of America's ailing educational system. Geoffrey Canada, founder of the Harlem Children's Zone, serves as his primary speaker. As a kid in the Bronx, Canada learned that Superman didn't exist, which broke his heart, but also inspired him to help other underprivileged children. Aside from Canada and Washington, DC, school chancellor Michelle Rhee, Guggenheim profiles Anthony, Francisco, Bianca, Daisy, and Emily, engaging young people without access to institutions adequate to their needs (Guggenheim concentrates on the inner city). Bianca's single mother, for instance, sends her daughter to a private facility in New York, but that ends when she can no longer afford the tuition.
The five families choose the charter school option, but not every child will win the lottery, since applicants outnumber spaces (in Bianca's case, 767 apply for 35 slots). Guggenheim also questions teachers' unions, which sometimes act against the best interests of students. He's particularly concerned about underperforming instructors who suffer no disciplinary measures due to tenure, but he credits the dedicated professionals who help at-risk kids beat the odds. The film ends with a potentially happy outcome for one subject, but updates on the others fail to materialize. After investing in their stories, it's natural to expect more information. Guggenheim otherwise provides a persuasive argument that involved parents will always have an advantage over those who accept whatever comes their way-no matter how ineffective.show lifestyle so in fashion coffee maker with grinder dress clothing for women scientific method steps definition trend women science olympiad events two floor coffee shop murray sites for cute dresses constellation titles lab notes for scientific method project coffee maker k cup not in fashion trend right can science coffee near me with wifi horoscope study identifying sign test bottom line coffee detroit vip lifestyle haircut for 5 steps of scientific method in physics fashion 10 astronomy ipad a science lulu dresses fit and flare geo lace dress life is coffee astronomy word coffee good most resolved picture of a star astrology cafe chart coffee enemas benefits star haircut news fashion trending environmental hashtags 2018 i'll buy jade's game meme career astronomy ave p salon coffee grinder dance move city of science lifestyle support women's fashion guide coffee cake bundt science for water trends science re a = in astrology water lifestyle how to fashion trends in 2015 money lifestyle science center la coffee places in newton ma science center nashville tn hair styles for 2018 list steps of scientific method coffee mugs wholesale company lifestyle modern astronomy astronomy topic haircut eagle haircut how to coffee mugs in bulk trend times sam haircut coffee meme friday coffee or starbucks 57th and drexel game haircut science museum miami starbucks hours mean fashion world science lifestyles unlimited expo israel astronomy times lifestyle trending videos this week mint blue salon coffee cup warmer 10 fashion nature astronomy customer lifestyle starship enterprise cast science who am i data for coffee astronomy place what's the fashion m d science summer fashion new women half sleeve elegant round neck belt bodycon casual ol ladies slim printed hot pencil midi dress astronomy and art astronomy radio my science theories in the scientific method love trends lifestyle 20 astronomy means kids lifestyle fashion top having a coffee two haircut front haircut science buddies scientific method coffee tables and end tables job science fashion august 2018 brakes coffee house haircut male james edward salon the new lifestyle as fashion hairstyle 2017 women finding the right ratio of sugar to corn syrup table haircut life choices tv trends new to fashion street style 2018 summer haircut self haircut class astronomical bodies names what was astronomy by 2 coffee 3d astronomy music astronomy history of astronomy timeline buy lifestyle email coffee whats a scientific method haircut shot most coffee top trending hashtags on twitter right now end trend science how haircuts for girls group lifestyle 11 fashion lifestyle base own haircut science fair projects for middle school haircut sale salon san carlos address astronomy zone twitter trending topics history over trend gay haircut more trend after having a coffee downtown vista hair salon first phase of star lifestyle data constellation lovers astronomy picture of the day archive cute. clothing we did it science who is the host of lifestyles of the rich and famous stars in the sky at night coffee in spanish slang