Waiting for ‘Superman’: Are Teachers the Problem?
Americans can’t afford the fantasy that they have the world’s best educational system when their math and reading scores are near the bottom of advanced countries.
What Director Davis Guggenheim found in his two years of researching Waiting for “Superman” (with co-producer Lesley Chilcott) was that a lot of schools aren’t right for any kids. When the schools they hope to enter select their new enrollees not by testing but by lottery, the future of these students hinges on a Bingo! or abyss.