waiting for superman

by gurumommy on October 26, 2010

in hot topics

I recently saw ‘Watiting for Superman’ and heard the director, Davis Guggenheim at a Q&A afterwards.  ‘Waiting for Superman’ has one primary goal: to ensure that every child receives a great education. The campaign seeks to build public awareness, ignite personal involvement and inspire real social change.This movie is so important for EVERYONE TO SEE.

In an interview given at the Sundance Film Festival Guggenheim unveils the central epiphany of the doc is that our public schools’ failings are not isolated in low income areas and bad neighborhoods:

What the revelation is is that a lot of our schools—even our middle class and our white schools—are suffering from the same dysfunctions. And our schools, they used to be the best in the world, and now our schools are really having trouble. And if we don’t face it, it’s not just going to be about grades, it’s going to be able our economy, about our crime, and about our well-being.

Learn more about the Waiting For “Superman” initiatives here, and find ways to take action with our “Help Your School” and “Fix the System” tips throughout this site. Help our students get the quality education they deserve. Our country’s future depends on it.

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