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Waiting for Superman

Waiting in Vain for "Superman"

Jacqueline Kravette | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jacqueline Kravette

Davis Guggenheim, also known for "An Inconvenient Truth," shares a gripping and thought-provoking story in his new film about the plight of this country's educational system.

Waiting for the Truth

Susan Sawyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Susan Sawyers

'Waiting For Superman' promises to enlighten audiences about America's educational injustices. However, it presents far too few solutions and many issues are left unaddressed.

Rubber Rooms: Gone From New York City, But Alive Elsewhere?

Justin Snider | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Justin Snider

Monday, June 28th, was the final day of the 2009-10 school year in New York City, which means the city's infamous "rubber rooms" also closed their doors. For good.

Saving Our Schools: Superman or Real Solutions?

Randi Weingarten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randi Weingarten

Waiting for Superman includes footage of a bad teacher in a Milwaukee classroom but opted not to include public schools where uncounted teachers are doing extraordinary things every day.

With Public Schools a Mess, We Can't Wait for Superman

Blaise Nutter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Blaise Nutter

Davis Guggenheim's new film, Waiting For Superman, is both a searing indictment of our education system and a desperate call-to-action to save our struggling schools.

John Legend at Premiere of Waiting for "Superman"

Tabby Biddle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tabby Biddle

"I really believe in the need for real change in the education system," said John Legend. Anyone who is a fan of Legend knows what a heartfelt guy he is.

Waiting for Superman Premieres at LA Film Festival

Tabby Biddle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tabby Biddle

Waiting for Superman is the kind of film we need more of in Hollywood. I say this because it takes an important social issue (education) and educates all of us.

School Wars -- 'A New Hope.' but 'The Empire Strikes Back'

Alan Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alan Singer

A charter school may offer an educational oasis for a working-class family, but there is no evidence that they address the underlying educational problems facing urban America.

COF 2010: An Inconvenient Inheritance

Jane Wales | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jane Wales

Al Gore and Geoffrey Canada argue that the next generation will tackle the problems left by baby boomers. But Gore worries about the enormity of the problems and Canada wonders whether our education system will prepare them.

Are We All Part of the Problem?

Alan Gottlieb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Alan Gottlieb

There is a growing impatience among journalists with today's self-styled education reformers.

Sundance: Waiting for Superman

Stewart Nusbaumer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Stewart Nusbaumer

The winner of the Audience Award for Best US Documentary was Waiting for Superman, a no-hold-your-punches investigation of our failing public schools.

To Catch a Dollar & Grameen America Bring Poverty Alternatives to Sundance

Emily Goligoski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Emily Goligoski

Finance conversations during the first weekend of the Sundance Film Festival tend to center around distribution deals and the price of heeled boots, so discussions about economic motivators to end domestic poverty are particularly refreshing.