Wednesday, September 8, 2010

College Board President Says "Waiting For Superman" Could Be Education Reform Catalyst.

A wise person once said, "Keep your friends close, keep your enermies closer."  The documentary WAITING FOR SUPERMAN is likely to prompt lots of discussion about addressing concerns within public education.

College Board President Gaston Caperton wrote in a blog for the Huffington Post (9/7), "I had the opportunity recently to watch Waiting for Superman, a provocative new documentary that offers an incisive look at the dire state of public education in America today. ... Waiting for Superman is so moving because it depicts the profound effect a good school and a great teacher can have on a child's entire life, along with ultimate high-stakes loss for those who don't get a lucky lottery number." According to Caperton, "One of the best parts of my job with the College Board has been the chance to reward great schools through our Inspiration Schools initiative," recognizing public high schools across the US "that defy the odds by opening the doors of higher education to students facing economic, social and cultural barriers."

See the controversial movie trailer.