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    Waiting for Superman

    Poster of the movie Waiting for Superman
    Year2010
    Run time1h42m
    GenreDocumentary
    Directed byDavis Guggenheim
    Written byDavis Guggenheim, Billy Kimball
    CompanyParamount VantageParamount VantageParamount Vantage
    9 reviews6.9
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    Guide for parents: Rated PG in the USA.
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    Guide for parents: Rated PG in the USA.
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    Guide for parents: Rated PG in the USA.
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    Guide for parents: Rated PG in the USA.
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    Guide for parents: Rated PG in the USA.
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    Guide for parents: Rated PG in the USA.

    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. Davis Guggenheim 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.

    Featuring

    Charles Adam
    Charles Adams
    Jonathan Alter
    Robert Balfanz
    Harriet Ball
    Steve Barr
    Ms. Celeste Bell
    The Black & McGee Family
    Geoffrey Canada
    James Carter III
    + MORE

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