‘Waiting For Superman’ (Watch it. Please…)

Yesterday we covered the new rules for tenure in NYC and New Jersey, and the reasons these changes were significant. We also made a pitch for everyone to watch the film ‘Waiting For Superman’, which discussed the problems of our public schools.

**This film is no longer available on YouTube.

However, a PBS special on the film is still around, and I’ve included it below.

Our children are getting an inferior education to the one we received 30 years ago. America can’t continue to be the beacon of freedom for the world if we continue to mass-produce ill-educated children. We are sentencing these kids to lives of mediocrity, and we are dooming our country in the process.

It doesn’t matter if you have kids in the system or not. We all pay for the public school education of our children. We owe it to them, and to ourselves, to have that education be superior, rather than substandard…or worse.

 

 

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4 responses to “‘Waiting For Superman’ (Watch it. Please…)

  1. I saw this earlier this year. Loved it and think everyone needs to see it. Thanks for sharing it here!

  2. You’re very welcome, James. Glad you liked it!

    And, for the record, Mrs. TurnRight liked it so well, she wants to go buy it…..

  3. Really a tear jerker in parts, isn’t it?

    • I’m probably not a good gauge to determine that… (I got teary-eyed at the end of Terminator 2…).
      However, I sure got choked up a number of times, and the longer you watched, the more you found yourself rooting for the kids to find a school.

      I’m telling ya’, Mr G, I haven’t got that jacked up over a movie in a long, long time. What we’re letting happen to these kids is a crime.

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