Friday, September 3, 2010

Waiting for Superman

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.

Waiting for Superman is a movie that will be released very soon to theatres across the Nation. It is the first film that gives an honest look into our public school crisis across the United States. The film focuses on several KIPP schools but more importantly the idea that all children regardless of their zip code should have a quality education. Many KIPP schools and other charter schools are forced into a lottery system to enroll students because there aren’t enough good schools out there. So when it comes down to it, a lottery number can determine a child’s entire life.

Please watch the trailer at the following link:

1 comment:

  1. Such an important topic! We are guaranteed the right to an education; however, that education need not be equal (so says the government). I lump education and healthcare in the same category: We are all born in this country, and we all deserve the right to a (good) doctor and a (good) education.