Hey Gang! Paramount Pictures is releasing a great little documentary called Waiting For Superman. This is a film that has a strong message behind it, and it deals with our countries education system, and how it unfortunately works. "The fate of the country won't be decided on a battlefield, it will be determined in a classroom."
I have kids of my own, and it has not been easy trying to get them into a decent school, especially with all of the budget cuts, and the schools being overcrowded. It's ridiculous, so I will do what I can to support anything that will help change our education for the better, and to give our kids a better future.
To help make a difference all you have to do is click the image below and Pledge to see this movie. When 50,000 pledges are reached, First Book will donate 250,000 books to programs across the U.S. Thats pretty awesome if you ask me. So help make a difference! I've also provided the trailer of the film and the synopsis below. Thanks everyone!
Here is the trailer for the film:
WAITING FOR “SUPERMAN” - official synopsis:
For a nation that proudly declared it would leave no child behind, America continues to do so at alarming rates. Despite increased spending and politicians’ promises, our buckling public—education system, once the best in the world, routinely forsakes the education of millions of children.
Oscar®—winning filmmaker Davis Guggenheim (AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH) 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.
However, embracing the belief that good teachers make good schools, Guggenheim offers hope by exploring innovative approaches taken by education reformers and charter schools that have—in reshaping the culture—refused to leave their students behind.