Sunday, September 26, 2010

"Waiting for Superman" Stirs Controversy

Davis Guggenheim sure knows how to draw a crowd. He did this first with the environmental awareness documentary “The Inconvenient Truth” and now he is at it again with his highly controversial documentary on the current face of American public school system: “Waiting for Superman.” The New York release of the film brought people out, not only to view the movie but also to protest its seeming promotion of charter schools and anti-union message. The movie and the message it carries are definitely stirring up some strong emotions from both sides of the union and charter school fences.
Below are some of the loudest voices, some are educational and balanced while others are passionate and opinionated.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/30/opinion/30collins.html?_r=2&scp=2&sq=Gail%20Collins&st=cse

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/opinion/2013041688_guest01stritikus.html
http://forpubliced.blogspot.com/
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/Bridging-Differences/2010/09/blog_-_thursday_sept_23.html

http://movies.nytimes.com/2010/09/24/movies/24waiting.html?ref=education&pagewanted=all

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/Bridging-Differences/2010/10/dear_deborah_i_reviewed_waitin.html#comments

http://www.wce.wwu.edu/Resources/CEP/eJournal/v005n002/a008.shtml
http://www.bamradionetwork.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=504:jackstreet54&catid=70:jackstreet54&Itemid=145

http://www.notwaitingforsuperman.org/Articles/20101020-MinerUltimateSuperpower

http://www.samchaltain.com/the-gift-a-k-a-waiting-for-superman
http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2010/nov/11/myth-charter-schools/?pagination=false&printpage=true
http://www.jackstreet.com/jackstreet/WTLCA.RTSuperman.cfm
http://www.rethinkingschools.org/archive/25_02/25_02_karp.shtml
http://www.rethinkingschools.org/archive/25_02/25_02_miner.shtml
For a counterbalance to this film, view the film, "Race to Nowhere."

2 comments:

Sue VanHattum said...

You may also like Deborah Meier's post on this at Bridging Dfferences.

Lorraine Kasprisin said...

Thanks Sue. We've added it to our list. As a service to our readers, we'll continue to provide the latest comments on the film.