Waiting for Superman

The Los Angeles Times‘ observant and opinionated journalist Steve Lopez is often irritating but always honest about life in the city of angels. In Sunday’s paper Lopez recounts his visit last Friday to A.J. Duffy, president of United Teachers Los Angeles. Duffy reacted negatively, as would be expected, to the L.A. Timesrecent investigation and values-added formula analysis of teachers. Los Angeles Times published on its website a database of names and grades of teachers in the L.A. Unified School District , the largest in the nation in terms of students. Duffy organized a march by union members at the Los Angeles Times building and even canceled his subscription to the Times in protest.

But Duffy and his colleagues at the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and the National Education Association (NEA) haven’t seen anything yet. When they and their members get a look at Oscar-winning director David Guggenheim’s (“An Inconvenient Truth“) new documentary, “Waiting for Superman,” they may well get angry, too, but hopefully for the right reasons.

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Here is John Legend singing the song SHINE that he wrote for WAITING FOR SUPERMAN:

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  • http://dysfunctionalbeginnings.wordpress.com Jessica Lipman

    Best movie of the yearrrrrr!! Incredible. You’re right. They may get angry, but I hope they’d be angry because of the poor education that children are receiving in the 21st century. Any other reason (as the film cites) is in the exclusive interest of the adults, NOT the kids. The public education system in the US is a catastrophe, and I’m so thankful for Waiting for Superman, and documentary filmmaking in general, for exposing the problems in our culture.