Next week, the movie "Waiting for Superman" will be released to much fanfare and media attention. Made by the director of "An Inconvenient Truth," this documentary is a call-to-action for everyone in the education community to start instituting major reform within what's known as the broken public education system.
I haven't yet seen the film, but plan to at the first opportunity. In the meantime, here are some points of entry:
- Time Magazine's feature "What Makes a School Great," puts the documentary in perspective with interviews with the director Davis Guggenheim.
- Monday's "Oprah" will be dedicated to the film, and will feature Guggenheim, Michelle Rhee and Bill Gates as guests.