September 20 – Waiting for “Superman”

Watching one film in a theater near you could raise much needed dollars for your favorite education project! Find out what movie is pleading for your pledge and how you can get involved.

Winning the education lottery…Is it right? Is it propaganda? Are the stats a true representation of what is going on in the U.S.? That is what people are talking about thanks to Oprah’s Monday show on the documentary titled Waiting for “Superman”. The film focuses on the broken U.S. educational system through the lives of five children.

I first heard of the film during the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. Festival goers created a buzz as it was awarded the U.S. Documentary Audience Award. Hear what the films director, Davis Guggenheim says about educating his own children here. In case you have not heard of the movie you may want to check out the movie trailer as well.

The film is scheduled to open on September 24 in New York and Los Angeles.

The Pledge:

Get $15 after you pledge to watch the movie Waiting for “Superman” . For every ticket you buy you will receive a gift code ($15) to donate to a classroom of your choice on Donorschoose.org You can also see how your city ranks in pledges.

See what people are saying:

http://blog.heritage.org/2010/04/20/waiting-for-superman-to-rescue-education/

http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/district-299/2010/09/waiting-for-superman-movie-overblown.html

http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2010/09/21/waiting-for-superman-targets-should-take-pointers-from-these-fictional-schools/

Articles:

NYTimes

The Huffington Post

Chicago Sun-Times

Want more information? Check out these sites to start:

U.S. Department of Education

The National Alliance of Public Charter Schools

Parent Revolution

Education Reform

Edutopia

What Teacher Can Do

The Board Foundation

Get Schooled

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