Staff Pick: Waiting for Superman

New to the collection: Waiting for Superman

Waiting for Superman poster

Filmmaker Davis Guggenheim 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. Written by Sundance Film Festival.

Waiting for Superman is currently on Reserve in the library.

If you like this, try:
The end of education
Theories of development II
Adult-child interaction: communicating to support learning

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