A powerful documentary called “Waiting For Superman” is coming to theaters September 24th, with limited release in Los Angeles the weekend of September 17th. Check your local listings for details. Educators across the country are already talking about it and having screenings for parents and teachers.
The synopsis directly from the official movie website is as follows:
“Oscar-winning filmmaker Davis Guggenheim reminds us that education statistics have names: Anthony, Francisco, Bianca, Daisy, and Emily, whose stories make up the engrossing foundations 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.”
MOMism: “There is a hero in all of us.” Our kids idealize super heroes and sports heroes. They put their posters all over their lockers and bedroom walls. But, the real heroes in their lives are the advocates that champion their health, safety, education and dreams every day.
“Waiting for Superman” is a film every parent should see. It is an important step in sparking conversation about the future of our kids’ education. Great teachers and engaged parents are the heroes are children are waiting for. Make a pledge to see it in your city (click link to review trailer)!