Finding Superman: Debating the Future of Public Education in America

Finding Superman: Debating the Future of Public Education in America

by Watson Scott Swail
     
 

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In Finding Superman, some of the most prominent educational thinkers of our time examine the pressing issues of educational equity and excellence brought to light in Davis Guggenheim's popular documentary, Waiting for Superman. The film's portrayal of urban public schools as uniform failures and charter schools as the only viable alternative for our nation's youth

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In Finding Superman, some of the most prominent educational thinkers of our time examine the pressing issues of educational equity and excellence brought to light in Davis Guggenheim's popular documentary, Waiting for Superman. The film's portrayal of urban public schools as uniform failures and charter schools as the only viable alternative for our nation's youth demands a closer look. Across the chapters of this important book, the contributors reveal the film's untold stories. These include the many public schools that are doing an excellent job of educating students, as well as the many charter schools that are doing no better than most public schools, despite their monetary advantages.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807753316
Publisher:
Teachers College Press
Publication date:
06/08/2012
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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