‘Waiting for Superman’ trailer

Posted by · 11:52 am · May 8th, 2010

Note the added quotes.  Something had to give with the trademark.  I’ve heard nothing but stellar things about this since Sundance.  From Davis Guggenheim:




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  • 1 5-08-2010 at 1:32 pm

    The Irishman said...

    I’m pretty sure this is the first I’ve ever heard of this film, but that got me a little weepy. I’m such a baby. Definitely gonna check this out.

  • 2 5-08-2010 at 2:03 pm

    Speaking English said...

    Looks powerful. Major Oscar contender?

  • 3 5-08-2010 at 2:24 pm

    Chad Hartigan said...

    Our education system sucks? Can you tell me more using animated graphics and talking heads please.

  • 4 5-08-2010 at 2:28 pm

    David Byrne said...

    Hey now, leave me outta this, Chad.

  • 5 5-08-2010 at 6:23 pm

    Fred said...

    #1 in confidence. USA! USA! USA!

  • 6 5-08-2010 at 6:45 pm

    linaf said...

    ugh, this made me feel depressed.

    I dont think its that bad, its not like we are taking science studies like evolution from book schools or anything, oh wait.

  • 7 5-09-2010 at 1:27 am

    Derek 8-Track said...

    i was really hoping that this was a documentary about a petition to have a sequel to ‘Superman Returns’ by Bryan Singer made… then I watched it and realized that I’m vapid.

  • 8 5-09-2010 at 1:01 pm

    Sam said...

    I have read about this documentary. I’ve heard that, FINALLY, it is a film where it directly takes on the teachers’ unions and the school administrators. The NEA has been corroding education in this country for a long time.

  • 9 5-09-2010 at 11:06 pm

    Dean Treadway said...

    I’d prefer a film that looks a little more serious than one that has the obligatory animated sequence, the cloying teary kiddies, and the competition climax. The marketing of the movie makes it look rather dumb.

  • 10 5-10-2010 at 4:07 am

    Joe said...

    I’m sorry. The teachers AND parents are a part of the whole school system. I place the blame squarely on parents. This film makes a better school the answer. An involved parent is the answer. They have text books and teachers. Where are we parents?

    Many of the kids in my schools barely speak English. Let’s talk about that issue. How many translators are needed to be paid before the budget runs out?

    As a parent, I feel we’ve dropped the ball. It’s time to take ownership in our kid’s education and not a lottery ticket. When our kid is having trouble understanding a concept, do we tell them to ask the teacher or crack open the book and help them? I’m as guilty as any, but there needs to be some personal responsibility. This kind of film just points fingers at “The Big Conglomerate”. Give me a break! Yes, there are some teachers that are bad apples. But, I’ve seen more than anything teachers that truly want the kids learning. Let’s help them!

    O.K. I’ll get off my soapbox now.

  • 11 10-21-2010 at 7:33 pm

    kelsey said...

    parents? seriously? hello to your privilege buddy. you’ve obviously never been a single mother working two jobs, to pay the bills, and keep a roof over your children’s heads.

    we don’t all have the kind of time to do something that the schools should be doing.

  • 12 10-22-2010 at 2:34 am

    Joe Dorsey said...

    What privilege? My wife and I both work and have very little time ourselves. But, we do try to help our kids. I’m not playing the blame game, just taking responsibility where and when I can.

    Overcrowded schools are a fact of life until our political leaders make it a priority. I’m not waiting around for them. I must do something to fill the gap now.

    I’m sorry you don’t have time for your kids. That sucks. Just keep fighting the good fight. If all you have time for is emotional support, at least that’s something.