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  • Published: [United States] : Paramount Home Entertainment, [2011]
  • Year Published: 2011
  • Description: 1 videodisc (103 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Language: English
  • Format: DVD
  • Rated: Not Rated

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  • 097363565048

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Waiting for Superman

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Call number: DVD 370.973 Wa

Available Copies: Downtown 1st Floor

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Originally released as a motion picture in 2010.

Special features: Four additional inspiring teacher/student stories; Changing the odds, a look at innovative programs that are changing public education; Public education updates, changes which have taken place since the making of the film; A conversation with Davis Guggenheim; The future is in our classrooms; The making of "Shine"; the film's title track by musician John Legend; commentary by director Davis Guggenheim and producer Lesley Chilcott.

Bill Strickland, Geoffrey Canada, Michelle Rhee, Randi Weingarten.

Provided is an engaging and inspiring look at public education in the United States. This documentary has helped launch a movement to achieve a real and lasting change through the compelling stories of five unforgettable students such as Emily, a Silicon Valley eighth-grader who is afraid of being labeled as unfit for college, and Francisco, a Bronx first-grader whose mom will do anything to give him a shot at a better life. Included are featurettes, and commentary.

DVD, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1.

Community Reviews

The best parts are in the extras

I found this to be annoyingly heavy-handed with its obvious agenda; the most interesting segments are in the extras. These are more compelling with less politics mixed in.


I graduated with D-from High School and today I have BA and MA no one talk to me about college or the American dream of education I love this movie it tell the real story


Excellent commentary on the state of the US education system and how the teachers unions literally run the system


Very informative and interesting, especially for those of us interested in improving the educational system.

good movie

i liked this movie a lot

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