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Waiting for Superman

Zuckerberg Youngest Ever $100 Million Donor?

Lucy Bernholz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Lucy Bernholz

Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, is 26 years old, a billionaire, the subject of a new Aaron Sorkin movie and now (we think) the youngest ever $100 million dollar donor.

'Waiting for 'Superman' -- Statistics Have Names

Kristen Paglia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kristen Paglia

Davis Guggenheim's film "Waiting for 'Superman' " is an indictment of the public education system in America. It cuts to the bone, exposing bureaucrats and special interest groups.

John Legend on Obama, Politics, and Education

Wendy Carrillo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Wendy Carrillo

Legend reflects on his personal politics, his commitment towards producing music with a message, and his on-off pundit appearances on cable news shows.

'Harlem Children's Zone' To Be Replicated Across The Country

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

In 1997, Geoffrey Canada founded Harlem Children's Zone, a comprehensive system of programs and charter schools designed to help Harlem children succe...

Even Superman Can't Save Us

Alan Gottlieb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Alan Gottlieb

You are going to be hearing a lot about a film called Waiting for Superman. It's directed by Davis Guggenheim, who made An Inconvenient Truth, and its focus is school reform.

PHOTOS: Waiting For Superman Premieres At Paramount

Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Waiting For Superman, a documentary about fixing the public school system in the United States, premiered in LA at the Paramount Theater last night. D...

Waiting For Superman Is an Insult to True Educators

Jeanine Molloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jeanine Molloff

Just when you thought things couldn't get worse, we have the legitimizing of this corporate takeover of our public schools in the form of this new Hollywood documentary, Waiting for Superman.

"Superman" Needed to Save Education System

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

We must not wait any longer for a superman or superwoman to fix the mess we have in our education system. The answer is known: It is in how we finance the system.

WATCH: 'Waiting For Superman' Filmmaker Davis Guggenheim Talks Failing Schools On KTLA

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Filmmaker Davis Guggenheim appeared on KTLA's morning show to discuss his latest project, Waiting For Superman. The film explores the current state of...

You've Got Homework! (VIDEOS)

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

Writing about an educational partnership between the New York City Department of Education and Bard College that allows highly motivated students to c...

An Inconvenient Superman: Davis Guggenheim's New Film Hijacks School Reform

Rick Ayers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Ayers

Waiting for Superman bubbles over with terms like escape and rescue, promoting a liberal charity mentality that is never in solidarity the local community, only regards it as something dysfunctional that needs to be controlled.

President Obama Moves To Change The Equation On Education, Not 'Waiting For Superman'

Dr. David Washington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Dr. David Washington

Today at the White House President Obama is launching Change the Equation (CTEq), a unique and promising partnership coalition of over 100 companies r...

Education Reform Successes in South Africa

Jacqueline Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacqueline Adams

As low as U.S. inner city high school graduation rates might be, they're stratospheric compared to the reality in South Africa. But with new reforms in that country, things are changing.

New School Year, Same Challenges -- Interview With Dr. Steve Perry of Capital Prep

Steve Larosiliere | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Steve Larosiliere

Entering the new school year, I, like many people who work in education and youth development, am constantly thinking how are we going to make this year better than the last.

"Superman" Puts Focus on Reform

Gordon Campbell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Gordon Campbell

As students across the country return to school, it is an opportune time to take stock of the educational opportunities afforded to our children. The new film "Waiting For Superman" examines America's public education crisis.

Teachers Union v. Superman

Susan Sawyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan Sawyers

With all the advance hype, American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten took on via email Davis Guggenheim's soon-to-be-released educati...

Waiting for "Waiting for Superman" (VIDEO)

Jack Hidary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jack Hidary

A new film -- Waiting for Superman -- will send shockwaves through the political debate on education and will force the issue for the November elections.

Finding the Will: Can Superman Make Education a National Priority?

Gaston Caperton | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Gaston Caperton

During the most challenging times in our history, education has transformed our nation and set us apart from the rest of the world.

Yes We Need Great Teachers! But Vague, Emotional Rhetoric Can Be Counterproductive

Dan Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Brown

By making Waiting For Superman, Guggenheim should assume responsibility for the reforms he's pressing. I don't doubt his earnestness, but his recommendations are vague and can promote untested, potentially dangerous initiatives.

Repeat After Me: We Can't Have Great Schools Without Great Teachers

Davis Guggenheim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Davis Guggenheim

Every family knows what matters most and wonders why we've forgotten this simple truth. Every teacher on every list for every school needs to be great. And we can't stop until we get there.

Secretariat Takes the Lead/ Waiting for Superman

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Secretariat A handsome Rare Prince posed for photographers on the lawn of Goose Creek last Monday, for what might have been an advertisement for the c...

VOICES THIS WEEK: Jimmy Demers, Dorothy Spears, Kim Alexandriuk, Cat Weaver

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

WAITING FOR SUPERMAN by Jimmy Demers "I recently saw a screening of the documentary "Waiting for Superman" and felt compelled to share a few words o...

New Program Rates Teachers By Student Performance; Info Available For Parents To See

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

A new program in Los Angeles rates teachers based on the test scores of their students. Though many factors are considered in assessing student perfor...

Waiting for Superman

Jimmy Demers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jimmy Demers

I recently saw a screening of a film that contained a lot of knowledge and information, a documentary called Waiting for Superman. It stirred within me a sense of "What if?"

Waiting in Vain for "Superman"

Jacqueline Kravette | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jacqueline Kravette

Guggenheim deconstructs the antiquated educational system to enlighten us to the fact that when the system is broken it must be fixed.