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"Waiting for Superman" reveals the truth

Updated on February 3, 2015

School Documentary Trailer

Kids First?

At a time when education seems to be top of mind for many, Waiting for Superman is a must watch.

Made in 2010, this documentary strives to enlightened the general public on the reality of the public school system. Although it's based in the USA, it speaks volumes to the problems encountered in the Canadian system as well.

If you are a parent, educator or just interested in why our children are not being educated as well as they used to be; then this is a documentary that will keep you engaged for the entire film.

It involves discussions and perspectives of students, teachers and those trying to change the system.

It looks at the good, the bad and the ugly of why the educational system is failing so many of our children with surprising findings. It takes a good hard look at some of the specific areas of the system that don't work and delves into the why behind it.

An Inside Look at Education

The film looks at how the system is set up and the preordained path many students are headed down even before they enroll.

It shows how some schools are thinking outside the box to get the kids educated and actually remembering the material they are taught.

It discusses the issue that tenure brings to the table and how it affects the whole system.

In the United States and Canada, tenure is a teacher or college professor's contractual right not to have his or her position terminated without just cause. It is awarded after a probationary period.

The film reveals a system that is producing children that can't read, write or add.
It shows a system with drop outs at an incredible rate in early high school.
It shows a system that is producing an ignorant population who won't be able to make strong decisions and will have to rely on the educated few to run the country.

One can only wonder if this is being done on purpose.

The film is well worth watching especially if you have a a child in the school system presently, I believe knowledge is a good thing.

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