Waiting for "Superman" (2010)
Waiting for

Waiting for "Superman" (2010)

Genre
Documentary
Release Date
September 24, 2010
Studio
Paramount Vantage
Official Site
http://www.waitingforsuperman.com/
Genre
Documentary
Release Date
September 24, 2010
MPAA Rating
PG
Duration
102 minute(s)
Production Budget
-
Studio
Paramount Vantage
Official Site
http://www.waitingforsuperman.com/
Director
Davis Guggenheim
Producer
Lesley Chilcott
Screenwriter
Davis Guggenheim, Billy Kimball
Starring
  • The Black Family
  • Geoffrey Canada
  • The Esparza Family
  • The Hill Family
  • Michelle Rhee
  • George Reeves
  • Bill Strickland
  • Randi Weingarten

For a nation that proudly declared it would leave no child behind, America continues to do so at alarming rates. Despite increased spending and politicians' promises, our buckling public-education system, once the best in the world, routinely forsakes the education of millions of children. Oscar-winning filmmaker Davis Guggenheim (AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH) reminds us that education "statistics" have names: Anthony, Francisco, Bianca, Daisy, and Emily, whose stories make up the engrossing foundation of WAITING FOR "SUPERMAN." As he follows a handful of promising kids through a system that inhibits, rather than encourages, academic growth, Guggenheim undertakes an exhaustive review of public education, surveying "drop-out factories" and "academic sinkholes," methodically dissecting the system and its seemingly intractable problems. However, embracing the belief that good teachers make good schools, Guggenheim offers hope by exploring innovative approaches taken by education reformers and charter schools that have-in reshaping the culture-refused to leave their students behind.

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