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Waiting for "SUPERMAN": How We Can Save America's Failing Public Schools

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by Karl Weber
     
 

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The American Public School System is an crisis, failing millions of students, producing almost as many drop-outs as graduates, and threatening our economic future. By 2020, the United States will have 123 million high-skill jobs to fill-and fewer than 50 million Americans qualified to fill them.

Educators, parents, political leaders, business people, and

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The American Public School System is an crisis, failing millions of students, producing almost as many drop-outs as graduates, and threatening our economic future. By 2020, the United States will have 123 million high-skill jobs to fill-and fewer than 50 million Americans qualified to fill them.

Educators, parents, political leaders, business people, and concerned citizens are determined to save our educational system. This book, which delves more deeply into the issues raised by the acclaimed documentary film, offers powerful insights from some of those at the leading edge of educational innovation, including:

Waiting for "Superman" is an inspiring call for reform and includes special chapters that provide resources, ideas, and hands-on suggestions for improving the schools in your own community as well as throughout the nation.

For parents, teachers, and concerned citizens alike, Waiting for "Superman" is an essential guide to the issues, challenges, and opportunities facing America's schools.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781586489274
Publisher:
PublicAffairs
Publication date:
09/14/2010
Edition description:
Media tie-in
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,098,453
Product dimensions:
9.46(w) x 11.06(h) x 0.79(d)

Meet the Author


Karl Weber is a writer and editor based in New York. He collaborated with Muhammad Yunus on his bestseller Creating a World Without Poverty and has edited two previous Participant Media Guides, Food, Inc. and Cane Toads and Other Rogue Species.

Davis Guggenheim is a critically acclaimed, Academy Award®-winning director and producer, whose work includes It Might Get Loud, the 2009 documentary featuring Jimmy Page, The Edge, and Jack White; and An Inconvenient Truth featuring former Vice President Al Gore, which won the Oscar® for Best Documentary in 2007. More recently, Guggenheim directed Barack Obama's biographical film for the 2008 Democratic National Convention, as well as Obama's 30-minute primetime infomercial. Guggenheim has also directed many television series including Deadwood, NYPD Blue, and 24.

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