Waiting for Superman, a documentary film by Davis Guggenheim (Deadwood, NYPD Blue, 24, and Inconvenient Truth), is now playing in Portland, Oregon!
This film explores the current state of our public education system and the effect it is having on our children while they follow the lives of five children and their hopes, dreams, and untapped potential. Here’s a link to the trailer:
The part at the end, with the kids waiting for their lottery number, makes me cry every time. It breaks my heart that most of these kids will go home disappointed.
Why should I post this on my blog? We are full believers in the potential of charter schools and the way we can deliver public education. Our charter school was the only affordable, bilingual education available to us. And charter schools are often founded by parents, educators, and just general members of the community. Like you and me!