Posts Tagged ‘Waiting for Superman’

Warning: Use of undefined constant archives - assumed 'archives' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /home/imagina0/public_html/speakingofdemocracy/wp-content/themes/cordobo-green-park-2/archive.php on line 32

Warning: Use of undefined constant page - assumed 'page' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /home/imagina0/public_html/speakingofdemocracy/wp-content/themes/cordobo-green-park-2/archive.php on line 32

Warning: A non-numeric value encountered in /home/imagina0/public_html/speakingofdemocracy/wp-content/themes/cordobo-green-park-2/archive.php on line 32
class="post-708 post type-post status-publish format-standard hentry category-education tag-education tag-waiting-for-superman">

Education: Watch “Waiting for Superman”

September 27th, 2010

Earlier today, Politico reported that Obama watched the new documentary, Waiting for Superman.

President Obama recently watched the new documentary “Waiting for Superman” in the White House screening room, a senior White House aide tells POLITICO.

In an interview with Matt Lauer on Monday, Obama called film about the nation’s struggling education system “heartbreaking” and “powerful.”

“When you see these parents in the film, you are reminded [of]…their stake in their kids, their wanting desperately to make sure their kids are able to succeed,” he said.

When it comes to education, children “shouldn’t depend on the bounce of a ball,” Obama said, referring to the education lottery system for charter schools, which some parents in the film depended on to place their children into better schools.

Watch this trailer and pledge to see this important documentary about education in American.

See the web site.

See also this clip from Meet the Press on Sept. 26th, 2010.

\

Check out the companion book to the film, Waiting for Superman.