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Waiting For Superman Trailer: Kids Send Out the S.O.S. Call

Every so often there comes a documentary ready to unleash our inner activists: Super Size Me pulled the curtain back on the fast food industry, An Inconvenient Truth got us to take notice of global warming, and now Waiting for Superman will delve into America's problematic education system.

From the people who brought us An Inconvenient Truth, Superman shows us that kids in the US are unfortunately far behind the majority of developed countries in terms of learning. How's this for a fact: the upcoming generation will be the first that is actually less literate than their parents. Consider my mind blown. Hopefully the film will cause enough ruckus to make the powers change the current protocol — I know I'm already ready to picket just from this trailer. The doc comes out this Fall, but watch the preview (warning: may cause waterworks) when you


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postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 7 years
Me too, glynislily. I graduate in December with a degree in elementary education and it's depressing to be entering this system that has been forced to teach for tests when that has been failing our children so badly.
glynislily glynislily 7 years
Well, this is what happens when you teach to the test instead of actually teaching for real. However, America is so stuck on standardized testing this will never be fixed because that is all the schools think about when they create the curriculum. It just makes me so sad as a future teacher.
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