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Waiting for Superman

Where Will Michelle Rhee Go?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee's future is a hot topic for everyone in the U.S. public school system, says The Washington Post. Rhee sat down ...

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.

Do It for the Kids

Bim Ayandele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Bim Ayandele

"Waiting for 'Superman' " will be nominated for an Oscar, and I won't be at all surprised if it wins. I certainly hope it does, for in my humble opinion, it is without a doubt the most important film of the year.

Waiting for Library-Man

Matt Farmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Matt Farmer

The Whittier moms aren't "Waiting for Superman." They're just fighting for basic things that the Chicago Public School system manages to provide to my daughter and her friends.

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.

My Crush on Finland: A Country That Values Its Teachers

Lesley Chilcott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Lesley Chilcott

Whatever one might think of Finland in comparison to the United States, the Finns properly value the teaching profession. That is something we should look at closely.

Where Is The Voice Of Classroom Teachers?

Tom Cosgrove | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Tom Cosgrove

Wow, what an eventful back-to-school month September 2010 turned out to be. But where in this energized debate is the voice of actual classroom teachers?

How Are You Keeping Fear Alive? 3 Steps You Can Take to Build Self-Confidence

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

How about you? How do you and I defeat ourselves when we've only just begun? What is it that really makes us hesitate, beneath our cover story? And why do we hesitate to tell the truth about our fear?

Waiting for Empowerment

Marc Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Marc Rosenbaum

Where do our students learn how not to value education and speak disrespectfully to each other, their teachers, and other adults in their lives? For the vast majority, the answer can be found in their homes.

'Race to Nowhere:' It's no 'Waiting for 'Superman', ' but it's Honest

John Merrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
John Merrow

"Race to Nowhere" is a film about how schools and parental pressure are affecting students' mental and emotional wellbeing -- that we are killing our kids, figuratively and sometimes literally.

Conjuring Conspiracies (VIDEO)

Alan Gottlieb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Alan Gottlieb

Given the super-heated atmosphere surrounding education politics, it's not surprising that people overreacted to Education Nation. And let's be honest: it wasn't objective journalism's finest hour.

The Fake Revolution

Sam Chaltain | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Sam Chaltain

I want to believe that the right set of changes are underway in our nation's schools. Yet the more I hear, the more these donations, web launches and red-carpet premieres feel less like a transformational revolution, and more like a traditional smokescreen.

Did New York Allow Superman to Pass us by?

Andrew Wolf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Andrew Wolf

Everyone seems to be waiting for Superman, and that includes New York's mayor Mike Bloomberg and his schools chancellor, Joel Klein.

Will Parents Be Next to Get School "Reformers'" Broom?

Julie Woestehoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Julie Woestehoff

Once Bill Gates, D.C. Supt. Michelle Rhee and the "Waiting for 'Superman'" crowd are done drawing and quartering teachers, are they going to come after us parents?

Announcing HuffPost Education: Turning a Spotlight on America's Education Moment

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Arianna Huffington

Spurred by Waiting for "Superman," America is having an Education Moment. And we have launched a new section: HuffPost Education.

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 Next Step After Superman: Making Education's Moment a Movement

Mike O'Brien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Mike O'Brien

"Waiting for 'Superman' " started the conversation. Let's act now, take one next step to lock in our commitment before the feeling fades.

Good Schools for All: A National Imperative

Kati Haycock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Kati Haycock

Our global status has slipped in recent years, but it will plummet if we don't muster the will to turn things around and provide these students with the educational opportunities they need and deserve.

Be a 'Superman' in Your Community

John Koch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
John Koch

Davis Guggenheim (and everyone involved with this film) has done our country a great public service. The conversation has been tipped. We need to keep it going in every way possible.

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.

Kickstarting Science and Math Learning

Jack Hidary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Jack Hidary

The Presidential Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) recently issued a report which looks at the underlying causes of our current crisis and makes recommendations on how to fix it.

Waiting For "Superman" Has a Finger on the Pulse, But Is Still a Long Way From the Heart of the Matter

Aisling Roche | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aisling Roche

The film's perspective is divisively problematic; it does well to galvanize an overdue conversation about education in America, but presents a fiercely oversimplified portrait of the players, and fails to offer anything besides ambiguity with regards to next steps.