Get to know what the documentary ‘Waiting for Superman’ is all about and the similar problems in the Philippine and the American public schools in this episode of EDUC Today.
After a few weeks of talking about tips and tricks on how to become better students of today, let’s now talk about timely issues concerning the educational system, specifically about the issues in public education.
Waiting for Superman is a documentary film released in September 2010 directed by Davis Guggenheim, who is also the director the documentary film The Inconvenient Truth. Waiting for Superman followed the story of five children in the US and their families who are in the search for quality education. The film revealed how American public schools are failing America for producing graduates that are not proficient readers and that are not even qualified for admission to four-year colleges. The film also discussed the issue of incompetent or underperforming teachers and teacher unions.
This episode of EDUC Today discussed the documentary film Waiting for Superman and the similarities between the problems encountered in the American public schools and Philippine public schools.
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- Waiting for Superman Official Website
- EDUC Today #008 – Open High School Program