Waiting for Superman [electronic resource] : how was can save America's failing public schools / edited by Karl Weber.
- ISBN: 9781586489281 (electronic bk.)
- ISBN: 1586489283 (electronic bk.)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (vi, 279 p.)
- Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, 2010.
|General Note:|| Description based upon print version of record.
"A participant media guide."
|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Summary, etc.:|| The American public education system is in crisis. Millions of students attend "failure factories" that produce more drop-outs than graduates; millions more attend "nice" schools that mask mediocre achievement. The U.S.'s reading and math scores stagnate and even fall behind, while other countries continue to advance. But many are working to reinvent this system. The film Waiting for "Superman," directed by An Inconvenient Truth's Davis Guggenheim, chronicles these efforts through the interlocking stories of a handful of students and families searching for alternatives, and of reform.
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