Waiting for Superman
How Was Can Save America's Failing Public SchoolseBook - 2010
The American public education system is in crisis. Millions of students attend "failure factories" that produce more drop-outs than graduates; millions more attend "nice" schools that mask mediocre achievement. The U.S.'s reading and math scores stagnate and even fall behind, while other countries continue to advance. But many are working to reinvent this system. The film Waiting for "Superman," directed by An Inconvenient Truth's Davis Guggenheim, chronicles these efforts through the interlocking stories of a handful of students and families searching for alternatives, and of reform.
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, 2010
Characteristics: 1 online resource (vi, 279 p.)