Davis Guggenheim - Waiting for Superman

As an educator, I am painfully aware of some of the many ways in which the public educational system consistently fails our children and teenagers.

The problem, at least as far as I see it, is not simply the lack of quality education at the middle and high school levels. Sure, that's frustrating enough as it is, but it pales in comparison to what it does to students: it robs them of any intellectual ambition and makes them apathetic, at which point, even if a fantastic opportunity were to become available, they wouldn't know how to appreciate it and benefit from it, thereby perpetuating this frustrating catch-22.

Apparently, a new documentary has just been released exploring this important issue:




And Davis Guggenheim, the director of the film, just paid a visit to Stephen Colbert:


The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
Davis Guggenheim
www.colbertnation.com
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