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Waiting for Superman

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.

Four Days IN Education Nation

John Merrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
John Merrow

NBC says it's going to do Education Nation again next year. Let's hope so. There's certainly room for improvement.

What It Will Really Mean to "Put Children First"--Reflections on NBC's Education Nation

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ellen Galinsky

Many of this nation's movers and shakers in education gathered this last week of September in New York City for two days of discussion at a unique eve...

Meg Whitman Promotes Education Reform Documentary 'Waiting For Superman'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

On Tuesday, the day of the first California gubernatorial debate, Republican candidate Meg Whitman released a new radio ad promoting the education ref...

Waiting for "Superman": Another Rescue Fantasy?

Peter W. Cookson, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter W. Cookson, Jr.

Our students don't have time to wait for "Superman" and, by the way, he isn't coming. We will have to fix public education ourselves.

I Am, I Am, I Am 'Superman.' And So Are You!

Scott Page | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Page

Over the past several decades, we've heard many experts tell us that fixing schools isn't rocket science. That's true. It isn't. It's harder.

HuffPost Exclusive: Elizabeth & The Catapult's "You And Me," Plus Conversations with T-Bone Burnett, Next BIG Nashville's Jason Wilkins, and Author Jay Frank

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

2010-09-29-elizabeththecatapult.jpg Basically, The Other Side Of Zero -- the new album by Elizabeth & The Catapult -- is a commentary on the parallels of Elizabeth Ziman's New York City life and Leonard Cohen's inability to achieve Buddhist ideals.

On Guggenheim's Cutting Room Floor

Jonathan Gyurko | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Gyurko

But in choosing--and reinforcing--the clichés of school reform, Waiting for "Superman" naively endorses an inflammatory politics that only hardens people and their positions.

The Education Reform Show: Now Playing 24/7

Sarah Garland | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Sarah Garland

NBC gathered a group of more than 300 teachers from around the country and asked them provocative questions about charter schools, merit pay, teacher tenure and, of course, Waiting for "Superman."

What Teachers' Unions, the Pope and Osama Bin Laden Have in Common

Keli Goff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Keli Goff

Randi Weingarten is about to join Osama bin Laden on the list of Most Despised People in America. And if even one tenth of the documentary Waiting for 'Superman' is to be believed, then this distinction is well earned and well deserved.

Hand a Child a Book. Watch a Miracle.

Earl Martin Phalen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Earl Martin Phalen

We spend a half trillion dollars each year on education. Teachers and schools leaders have to be held accountable for the education of our children. But so do we.

'Superman' Puts Spotlight on Education

Lisa Petrides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Lisa Petrides

Conversations about education reform are taking place every day. But it is time that public education be on everyone's agenda, not just teachers, administrators, and education reformers.

Superman Revealed

Susan Deily-Swearingen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Susan Deily-Swearingen

This film is about capturing on film that moment any parent knows intimately -- the moment when the cape comes off and mom and dad's days as superheroes are over.

We Can't Wait for "Superman"

Tom Donohue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Donohue

Because a superhero isn't coming to save our schools, it's up to every American to demand more from the educational establishment. A good K-12 education isn't just for the privileged few.

Education Nation Summit Gives No Hall Passes For U.S. School Failures

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

NBC News' nationally broadcast Education Nation is underway at Rockefeller Plaza in New York City, bringing together concerned citizens from President...

Education Indoctrination

Leonie Haimson | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Leonie Haimson

The mainstream media has given a huge amount of attention to the view that our inner-city public schools are dysfunctional, primarily as a result of selfish and incompetent teachers and their unions.

What's Wrong With our Schools? We Have Met the Enemy and She is Us

Jane White | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jane White

There are many reasons to love "Waiting for 'Superman.'" It does a terrific job of detailing what's wrong with our educational system -- our kids rank 25th in the world in math proficiency, 24th in science.

Arianna: 'Getting A Good Education Has Become A Game Of Chance' (VIDEO)

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

The U.S. is endangering the American dream by failing to educate its children. Arianna appeared on MSNBC Monday to discuss the issues facing the nati...

Waiting for Superman or Here Comes Gentrification?

Rev. Romal J. Tune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rev. Romal J. Tune

Let's make sure that when superman shows up he's not showing up with a hidden agenda.

The Waiting for Superman is Over!

Peter Groff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Peter Groff

Well, I think charter schools have finally arrived. Not only are they the subject of the greatly anticipated "Waiting for 'Superman,'" charters were also the subject of a recent episode of "The Oprah Show."

Fixing Education: Lessons from Waiting for Superman & a Visit to the Harlem Children's Zone

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Ellen Galinsky

I know a documentary can't do everything -- and this one has a crystal clear intent, but we cannot and must not ignore these factors if we are to make progress.

Superman Reminded Me

Lu Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lu Parker

Waiting for Superman reminded me that no matter what profession we have chosen for life, there is always at least one student out there waiting for us to reach out and hold his/her hand.