I arrived so early to the newly released and highly touted documentary “Waiting for Superman” the ushers asked me to wait outside the theater so they could clean up from the previous show. Read More
‘Waiting for ‘Superman,’” touted by Oprah, Bill Gates and other celebrities, is now playing in California theatres. Academy Award winner Davis Guggenheim directed the film, best documentary at the Sundance Film Festival. Several back stories, and the star, will not be apparent on the big screen. Read More
The much-anticipated documentary "Waiting for 'Superman,' " which opens in Washington-area theaters Friday, highlights the District's poorly performing public schools and its reformist Chancellor Michelle Rhee while making an urgent case for improving the nation's failing education system.
"Waiting for 'Superman' " shadows five urban students, including Southeast D.C.'s Anthony Black, seeking to escape into charter schools through a lottery system. Read More
The U.S. education system is broken. Do the math: Every year, roughly 1.2 million students fail to graduate from high school, and 10 years from now, 123 million U.S. jobs will be high-skill, yet only 50 million Americans will be qualified to fill them.
All of this, and much more, is illuminated in “Waiting For ‘Superman,’” a film directed by Davis Guggenheim opening Friday. Read More