Waiting For “Superman”

By on September 17, 2010 in What Makes A Great Teacher?

I’m looking forward to viewing the education documentary film Waiting For “Superman” which will be in select theatres on September 24. Waiting for “Superman” is by filmakers Davis Guggenheim and Lesley Chilcott. Waiting for “Superman” is a wake-up call to Americans that the American public school system is in crisis. From failing millions of students to producing as many drop-outs as graduates, the American public school system is in dire need of reform. Waiting for “Superman” is a deeply powerful exploration of the current state of pulic education in the U.S. and how it’s affecting our children. Film director Davis Guggenheim sets off on a probing journey into the lives of five unforgettable kids whose dreams, hopes and untapped potential reveal all that is at stake at this critical moment. The underlying premise of both the movie and the companion book is to demand world-class standards for all students and that every child deserves a great teacher. And that’s is where the work begins. Selecting the best candidates for classroom teachers, and providing those individuals with excellent training opportunities throughout their entire teaching careers.

In addition to the Waiting for “Superman” movie, on sale now is the companion book Waiting For “Superman.”  Waiting  for “Superman” companion book offers powerful insights from some of those at the leading edge of educational innovation, including:

  • Bill and Melinda Gates, whose foundation’s groundbreaking work reshapes how schools select, train, support, and reward teachers;
  • Geoffrey Canada, leader of the Harlem Children’s Zone;
  • Michelle Rhee, chancellor of the Washington, D.C. public schools;
  • Jay Matthews, the nation’s leading education reporter;
  • Eric Schwarz, creator of the Citizens Schools movement; and others…

You can purchase Waiting For “Superman” companion book from Amazon.com via this site, at no extra charge.