Waiting for ‘Superman’

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

Plot Summary

Filmmaker Davis Guggenheim reminds us that education “statistics” have names: Anthony, Francisco, Bianca, Daisy, and Emily, whose stories make up the engrossing foundation of WAITING FOR SUPERMAN.

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.



Timeline of News

Waiting for ‘Superman’ website helps you to Take Action on Education Reform - September 26th, 2010
50,000 Pledge to See ‘Superman’ Doc — Schools Get 250,000 Books - September 6th, 2010
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Provides $100,000 in New Children’s Books to U.S. Libraries in Need - August 16th, 2010
30,000 People Pledge to See WAITING FOR ‘SUPERMAN’ - August 9th, 2010
Walden joins the Fight for Education with Waiting for ‘Superman’ - May 21st, 2010