September 15, 2010: Do you know an incredible teacher or principal who is leading the way in fighting for great schools in Los Angeles? The new documentary, Waiting for "Superman," which hits theaters in L.A. on Sept. 24, is an opportunity to engage the public in education reform not only locally, but nationally. The film highlights the challenges and the promise of our schools through multiple interlocking stories--from a handful of students and their families whose futures hang in the balance, to the educators and reformers trying to find lasting solutions within a broken education system. Davis Guggenheim, who also directed An Inconvenient Truth, interviewed leaders in the field of education, including philanthropist Bill Gates; Geoffrey Canada, President of the Harlem Children's Zone and Washington, D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee. We are proud to say the film also features two CCSA members, KIPP Los Angeles College Preparatory School and Summit Preparatory Charter High School in Redwood City.
The movie's promotions team has now launched an LA-focused website where they will be profiling local educators. Email CCSA's Los Angeles Communications Director Sierra Jenkins to pitch someone to be featured or to suggest other content for their site.