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Who Needs Superman?

Morgan Pehme | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Morgan Pehme

Anyone who feels inconsolable about the future of America's public school system should visit the headquarters of City Year New York for a bit of cheering up.

Teachers: Tell Me What You Think

Davis Guggenheim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Davis Guggenheim

This film has sparked a lot of conversation, debate and even some disagreement. And that's exactly what we were hoping for. See the film for yourself and then tell me what you think.

HuffPost Review: Cool It

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The problem with Bjorn Lomborg's approach and the whole Cool It ethos is that it only adds fuel to the ridiculous argument that, in fact, global warming is not a problem.

Debunking the Fairy Tale of School Reform

Brock Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Brock Cohen

Recently, I attempted to unpack the media-augmented narrative -- and national hot button issue du jour -- of public education reform within the context of a fairy tale.

Mike Johnston Named One Of Nation's Most Powerful Educators By Davis Guggenheim

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Colorado State Senator Mike Johnston was mentioned by 'Waiting for Superman' director Davis Guggenheim as one of the seven most influential educators ...

Inside the Classroom and Mind of a Great Teacher

Kathy Baron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Kathy Baron

I'm beginning to agree with traditionalists who argue that education should go back to the old days.

'Discussion' About Ed Reform is Just like a Political Ad... Maybe Worse

Brian Crosby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Brian Crosby

The current blitz about ed reform just might give political ads some competition when it comes to shallowness.

Los Angeles Principal Donald Wilson Weighs in on Waiting for Superman

Zorianna Kit | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Zorianna Kit

I sat down with Donald S. Wilson, Principal of Wonderland Ave. Elementary in Los Angeles, CA, to discuss his thoughts on Waiting for "Superman" and the public education crisis.

Guggenheim Got the Highs & Missed Wonderfully Defintive YouTube Lows

Alexandra Juhasz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Alexandra Juhasz

The Guggenheim Museum just released its list of the twenty-five best videos on YouTube, selected from 23,000 entries, and now the celebrated objects o...

A Personal Investment In Public Education: I Pay My Taxes, Isn't That Enough?

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Lisa Kaas Boyle

I encourage my fellow Americans, regardless of your parental status or direct utilization of our tax supported public educational system, to consider making a personal commitment to public education in your community.

Education Insiders: No Lasting Impact of "Waiting for 'Superman' "

Justin Snider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Justin Snider

There's no silver bullet that will magically (and quickly) cure all of our educational woes. Real reform, which is to say meaningful and lasting reform, happens incrementally much of the time.

Rhee and Klein's 'Manifesto' -- the Usual Nonsense

Ilana Garon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Ilana Garon

It is an ongoing frustration to teachers, counselors, and administrators alike that the parents we really need to speak to can never be tracked down

Raising Awareness of Flaws in Education Is Not Union Bashing

Alec Baldwin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Alec Baldwin

Where schools are failing, we owe it to others and to ourselves to examine why. The belligerent, class-baiting vitriol you so often hear when there is any criticism of education in this country is ill-advised and unwelcome.

Waiting for "Superman" Is a Home Run Documentary

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Diane Francis

By fairly depicting public education as the country's biggest competitive disadvantage, Davis Guggenheim has made the most important American documentary in years.

Waiting for "Superman": A Monumentally Important Film

Alec Baldwin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Alec Baldwin

Although it's difficult to name a "best film" or favorite from the long list that screened at the Hamptons International Film Festival, one truly does stand out. Davis Guggenheim's Waiting for "Superman" is unforgettable.

No Longer Waiting for "Superman"

Alan Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alan Singer

Davis Guggenheim may be good at outlining problems with the environment and with the schools, but he basically has no real solutions to offer.

PARTICIPATE: Arianna & 'Waiting For Superman' Creators Host Virtual Town Hall On U.S. Education

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Arianna Huffington will moderate a virtual town hall on Friday, featuring "Waiting For 'Superman' " Director Davis Guggenheim, Producer Lesley Chilcot...

Cars and Schools

Jason Pugatch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Jason Pugatch

The great backbone of America, cars and schools, once pulsing new factories pumping out lawyers, middle managers and Oldsmobiles, have become incontrovertible failures.

The Real Problem With Waiting for "Superman"

Aaron Swartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron Swartz

Despite repeatedly insisting poor kids just need better teachers, Waiting for "Superman" never says what it is that better teachers actually do.

Not Waiting for Superman

Tom Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Tom Murphy

Guggenheim said that we must, "move past self-interest and do what's best for the kids." There are thousands of Americans who do this every year.

Why We're All Education Activists (or, Won't Somebody Please Think Of The Children?)

Jonathan Daniel Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Jonathan Daniel Harris

You don't know this, but you are an education activist. You care about the future of public education in America, and you're going to get involved.

Superman Does Not Exist and Teachers' Unions are Not the Villains

Esther Wojcicki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Esther Wojcicki

Instead of destabilizing our schools and bashing teachers, we should channel all that outrage into a positive reform movement that could really improve the schools.

Superman, We Hardly Knew Ye! (VIDEOS)

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

While pundits and film critics are busy deconstructing the controversial new documentary Waiting For "Superman", perhaps this is a good time to ask just who exactly Superman really is.

Waiting for a Fair Shake: The One Sidedness of 'Waiting for Superman'

Paras Bhayani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Paras Bhayani

"Waiting for 'Superman' " may well perform a valuable service by shining light on a long-neglected issue. But I can't help but focus on the fact that it seems flawed in its two principal policy arguments.

The Teacher Who Changed My Life (VIDEO)

Davis Guggenheim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Davis Guggenheim

2010-10-04-guggenheim.jpgAs we debate the complex issue of education, it is easy to forget that great teachers are at the heart of fixing our schools. Here's an animated piece about great teachers and the one that changed my life.