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Waiting for "Superman" : how we can save America's failing public schools

Author: Karl Weber; Participant Media.
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, ©2010.
Series: Participant Media guide.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This book explores politically charged topics through a series of essays by thinkers at the leading edge of educational innovation. It shows how failing schools destroy neighborhoods--not the reverse--and how research reveals that dedicated, attentive teachers are what help at-risk kids succeed. Inspired the film directed by "An Inconvenient Truth"'s Davis Guggenheim.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karl Weber; Participant Media.
ISBN: 9781586489274 1586489275
OCLC Number: 526077005
Notes: "A participant media guide."
Description: vi, 279 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Prologue: The problem. A nation still at risk --
pt. 1: The film. Introduction: Waiting for "Superman", the story behind the movie ; Voices from Waiting for "Superman" ; The making of Waiting for "Superman" / Davis Guggenheim ; The road to Super Tuesday / Lesley Chilcott --
pt. 2: Francisco. Introduction: Francisco's story ; How schools kill neighborhoods--and can help save them / Bill Strickland ; The difference is great teachers / Eric Hanushek --
g pt. 3: Emily. Introduction: Emily's story ; Calling all citizens / Eric Schwarz ; pt. 4: Anthony. Introduction: Anthony's story ; Putting kids first / Michelle Rhee ; Five foundations for student success / Randi Weingarten --
pt. 5: Bianca. Introduction: Bianca's story ; What really makes a super school? / Jay Mathews --
pt. 6: Daisy. Introduction: Daisy's story ; Bringing change to scale : the next big reform challenge / Geoffrey Canada ; Educating America's young people for the global economy / Bill and Melinda Gates --
pt. 7: What you can do. How you can make a difference / The Alliance for Excellent Education ; Web sites and organizations devoted to children, schools, and education reform ; Mom Congress lesson plan for change / editors of Parenting magazine.
Series Title: Participant Media guide.
Responsibility: edited by Karl Weber.

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