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.
Definitely could be better. Education should be just as important as life, liberty and the persuit of happiness. Perhaps if we spent less money on, oh I dunno, warfare.Favorite This!
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A must-see for me. This subject frustrates the hell out of me. How can we not be the best educated people…ever? We should be ashamed, but we’re not, not enough. You’re right puul, the war shit has to stop. I do not understand how (or why) we can always find the money for war, yet NY has to fire 18,000 teachers. 18,000!
because the military industry complex is much much more powerful than the educational industrial complex.
fucking teachers don’t know shit about industrial complexes.