Is the Hype on Waiting for Superman Getting Heavy?
What the revelation is is that a lot of our schools-even our middle class and our white schools-are suffering from the same dysfunctions. And our schools, they used to be the best in the world, and now our schools are really having trouble. And if we don't face it, it's not just going to be about grades, it's going to be able our economy, about our crime, and about our well-being.This sounds a lot like the same canary in the climate coal mine whistling a new tune. According to a post over at True/Slant, however, this is going to be harder for conservatives to dismiss as lefty propaganda. Former Boston Globe reporter Patti Hartigan excerpts from a Hollywood Reporter review of the film that says "sections of Superman feel like they could have been cut together by Bill O'Reilly." Guggenheim fingers teachers unions as part of the problem and also praises the efforts and models set by charter schools, "both of which," Hartigan writes, "are hot points of contention in any discussion of what's failing education."Stay tuned as the buzz on the film will certainly build in the coming months. Meanwhile, take a look at this short profile the Sundance Institute filmed on Guggenheim and "Waiting for Superman."
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