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Waiting for Superman

Our Time has Come: Hope, Change and Superman

Jenifer Fox | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Jenifer Fox

The debate on education should be as nuanced as the lives of the various children who walk through the doors of our nation's schools every day, intent on learning.

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.

Don't Wait for Superman -- or a TV Reality Show -- to Rescue Your School (VIDEO)

Jacob Soboroff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Jacob Soboroff

A new show beginning this week lifts the "makeover" concept to a whole new level by helping ordinary Americans make a difference for public school students caught in dismal situations.

Education's 15 Minutes of Fame

Elory Rozner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Elory Rozner

The medium is the message, right? Maybe the mainstream attention education reform is receiving is our best or only way to provoke action right now.

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.

Waiting for Zuckerberg: The Real Mark Stands Up for That Other Movie (VIDEO)

Larry Magid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Larry Magid

Now that he's paying attention to education, perhaps Zuckerberg can make a difference. Maybe someone will create a mashup between the two recent movies. It could be called "Waiting for Zuckerberg."

Waiting for "Superman"

Michael Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Michael Jones

This highly effective documentary is equal parts a tragedy, a desperate call to action, and an indictment of an expensive dysfunctional system.

President Obama Hosts 'Waiting For Superman' Children At The White House (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

On Monday, President Obama hosted the five children featured in the documentary "Waiting For 'Superman' " for a visit to the White House, USA Today re...

When Government Fails: Grade F for Education

George T. Haley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
George T. Haley

Our governments have a responsibility to educate our children with the skills and knowledge to contribute effectively to society, and to compete successfully against global peers and competitors.

Beyond Superman (VIDEO)

George Lucas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
George Lucas

It's time to have a conversation about what's right in our schools. And as we debate what to do to fix the problems, let's remember that there are successes in education every day we can emulate.

The Blind Side

Leonie Haimson | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Leonie Haimson

Much of what has been written about Harlem Village Academies, Green Dot and many other charter schools is the product of a massive PR machine, of which Waiting for "Superman" is just the glossiest example.

You are Superman

Jacqueline Edelberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Jacqueline Edelberg

We were eight park moms who galvanized neighborhood parents and then organized an entire community to take a leap of faith, transforming a challenged urban school into one of Chicago's best, virtually overnight.

Michelle Rhee, Joel Klein, And More Pen Manifesto On How To Fix America's Schools

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

As educators, superintendents, chief executives and chancellors responsible for educating nearly 2 1/2 million students in America, we know that the t...

Waiting for "Superman": It's Time to Act

Etan Thomas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Etan Thomas

We are a nation at war, and if we lose this war, our nation is in grave danger. But we're not talking about the war in Afghanistan, we're talking about the war going on here in our country, the war of education.

Waiting For "Superman" and How Design Thinking Can Make Us the Superheroes We've Been Waiting for

Steven G. Brant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Steven G. Brant

While the film presents a compelling story of a system in crisis -- there is something the film doesn't mention at all: that Design Thinking can turn us all into the education reform Supermen and Superwomen we have been waiting for.

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Takes Questions Live From the White House (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Shira Lazar

We deserve to be proud and educated; we deserve a better future for ourselves, our children, our communities, and generations to come. How have we fallen so far behind?

It's Time to Decriminalize Learning

Rick Ayers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Rick Ayers

The best learning, the kind of learning that we really need over the next decades, is being squeezed out by our obsession with testing and punishment.

Educating for Democracy: Waiting for Superman or Waiting for Godot?

Joel Shatzky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Joel Shatzky

If the hope for those young learners eager for a better education is to be pinned on the continued expansion of charter schools, they might just as well be waiting for Godot as for Superman.

Education, What are we Talking About?

Jenifer Fox | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Jenifer Fox

If the United States is to improve education, then people will have to simply know more about it.

Despite Critiques, 'Waiting for Superman' Well Worth Seeing

Joe Nathan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Joe Nathan

One of the central messages of the movie: no single person can solve problems of public education. Seems obvious -- why so much criticism?

Connecting With Classrooms Through DonorsChoose.org

Charles Best | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Charles Best

At DonorsChoose.org we want to help people take that first step toward engagement in public education. And we know that donating to a classroom on DonorsChoose.org is just the beginning.

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.

Message to Education Bloggers: Stop Blaming Obama and Start Focusing on Real Issues

Mimi Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Mimi Carter

Why are people ranting on and on about the "failed" policies of the president, rather than crediting this administration for its laser-like focus on reform?