August 5, 2010
"Waiting for Superman" is a new film by Davis Guggenheim ("An Inconvenient Truth") that offers an exhaustive review of public education, surveying drop out factories and academic sinkholes, methodically dissecting the system and its seemingly intractable problems. The film also explores innovative approaches taken by education reformers and charter schools that have refused to leave their students behind.
Opening in theaters this fall, "Waiting for Superman" will be the rallying point to start a conversation about ensuring that every child gets a great education and is prepared for life beyond high school.
Read reviews of "Waiting for Superman" from The Georgia Bulletin and the Memphis Flyer. Pledge to see the film, which opens this fall, and five books will be given to kids in need.