Wednesday, October 13, 2010
WAITING FOR SUPERMAN
Waiting for Superman is a new documentary focusing on educational reform and the crisis facing public education today. I have mixed thoughts on this film. I plan to see it at some point, but I have to force myself to keep an open mind when films like this feel like an attack. I know the film is not attempting to find fault with every educator in America, but it sometimes feels like we are often misrepresented in the media. It always seems like one scandal in the news gives us all a bad name, and clearly there are many professional educators who work tirelessly to impact student learning and achievement and promote lifelong learning that do not deserve to be in this group. There are clearly issues that need to be addressed, but pointing the finger hardly seems to be the answer. This film offers potential solutions and insights into some of the lives affected by schools who have failed to educate students.
What are your thoughts on this film?
Are you planning to see it?
Do you ever feel you are misrepresented by the media?
What major issues regarding the future of education are you most concerned about?
Watch the trailer by clinking on the link below.