Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Waiting for Superman (2010) - trailer

Upcoming film that looks interesting...

For a nation that proudly declared it would leave no child behind, America continues to do so at alarming rates. Despite increased spending and politicians promises, our buckling public—education system, once the best in the world, routinely forsakes the education of millions of children. Oscar®—winning filmmaker Davis Guggenheim (AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH) 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. 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.

1 comment:

Crazy Sandy said...

Thanks for this discover. I'll share it on my blog. And me who thought that our french system wasn't good enough. I'm happy to see those heroes, who refuse the status quo and fight for give thoses kids who want to learn a chance to become somoene great. Because knowing that someone believe in you is everything. Cheers from France! :)