Tuesday, March 08, 2011
Waiting for Superman
Waiting for Superman-This documentary focuses on Education in America and how the system is failing our youth. The film points blame at the teachers, public schools, and educational politics. There are more things to blame for this crazy system but that's a longer film. They introduce you to several families who want to give their children a better education by enrolling them in non-public schools. They show the school entry lotteries and you get to watch these children's future be decided by a bingo like machine. Michelle Rhee is in the film (google her). She is the fiance of the NBA player I loved for years. Also, Geoffrey Canada is in the film. I really like what he is doing for kids in Harlem. Must be a rewarding life.
In, the film one of the mothers says something like I know it's unfair but that's just how it is. I wanted to yell at the screen but you don't have to settle for that. It's easy to get stuck.
Anyways, it was a good film. It opened my eyes to a few more issues concerning the school system. It isn't a perfect summary but it should get people to understand what is going and hopefully make changes.