Waiting for “Superman”

The fate of our country won’t be decided on a battlefield, it will be determined in a classroom.

Waiting for “Superman” is a 2010 film which analyzes the failures of the American public education system by following several students as they strive to be accepted into a charter school.

It received the Audience Award for best documentary at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and the Best Documentary Feature at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards.

The film’s title is based on an interview with Geoffrey Canada wherein he recounts being told (as a child) by his mother that Superman was not real, and how he was frightened because there was nobody to save him.

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  1. Here’s a free flick, much shorter that sums up why teacher’s unions are not apple pie, apples and roses:
    Chicago Teachers Union forgets the veterans on Veterans Day

    “On Monday, November 12th (the observed Veterans Day), the Chicago Teachers Union organized a protest, not to honor vets, but to protest school closures. Ironically, all Chicago Public Schools were closed that day to supposedly honor military veterans who served out nation.”

    At the link is the YouTube. It’s really sickening and makes me feel lucky I got to know some great patriots as teachers like Dr. Anne Will (Skagit Valley College) and one guy who was retired CIA and another who I didn’t have who was retired National Guard. I worry for the kids who didn’t have such teachers and don’t know who Jean Fritz is.

    Off hot.

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