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Shakefire: Waiting for "Superman" Review

Among 30 developed countries U.S. students rank 25th in math and 21st in science. In poverty stricken area’s of our own country the drop out rate is 60% and children in these area’s will know more people that have gone to prison then have gone to college. To make matters worse the heart of our schools, the teachers, have become so heavily guarded by unions that they can choose to sleep through class without consequence. Some do. Waiting For “Superman” takes a look at the numbers and talks with a wide variety of people from educators to politicians while following the lives of a few children and their parents, all looking to find the right setting for education. Directed by Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth) this documentary will frustrate you, frighten you, but in the end give you hope that things can change for the better and for our children.

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