Waiting for Superman

Waiting for Superman

How We Can Save America's Failing Public Schools

eBook - 2010
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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.
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, 2010
ISBN: 9781586489281
1586489283
Branch Call Number: Overdrive eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource (vi, 279 p.)
Additional Contributors: Weber, Karl

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StarGladiator
Jan 23, 2016

Oh golly!
// . . . from some of those at the leading edge of educational innovation, including Bill and Melinda Gates, Michelle Rhee, Geoffrey Canada. . . \\ Puuhlease! While this movie was either partially, or fully, financed by Bill Gates, Gates has moved in the perverse direction of even more corporate-oriented education [wrong, wrong, wrong] than a meritocratic educational system, and the problems with the existing one is that it is a capitalist educational system, hence its utter failure! We all aren't blessed with a mom who sat on several boards with the then-CEO of IBM, who would award Gates with the greatest licensing deal in human history, and then Gates would hire a dude who copied [stole] Gary Kildall's operating systems [CP/M] and renaming it DOS [not only did the original version still have Gary's notes when it was disassembled, but Micro$oft would later settle out of court for $1 billion with the owners of the rights to that program - - I believe it was the founders of Netware who then owned them], and finance the company venture thanks to his uncle being vice president at First Interstate - - connections are everything, just ask Fred Smith of Federal Express [rather timid of confessing his, I'm afraid!!!].
Recomment the following instead of this propaganda tract: New Prophets of Capital, by Nicole Aschoff /// Sold Out, by Michelle Malkin with John Miano /// Outsourcing America by Ron Hira [and everything about the co-founder of the India Caucus in congress, Jim McDermott, and his efforts to sell out the American worker - - but he's supposed to be a progressive? Yeah, right . . .]

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