Every morning, in big cities, suburbs and small towns across America, parents send their children off to school with the highest of hopes. But a shocking number of students in the United States attend schools where they have virtually no chance of learning�failure factories likelier to produce drop-outs than college graduates. And despite decades of well-intended reforms and huge sums of money spent on the problem, our public schools haven�t improved markedly since the 1970s. Why? There is an answer. And it�s not what you think.
From �An Inconvenient Truth� director Davis Guggenheim comes �Waiting for �Superman��, a provocative and cogent examination of the crisis of public education in the United States told 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 real and lasting solutions within a dysfunctional system.
Tackling such politically radioactive topics as the power of teachers� unions and the entrenchment of school bureaucracies, Guggenheim reveals the invisible forces that have held true education reform back for decades.
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Opens in Vancouver theatres October 15th
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