Waiting for “Superman”: A Call to Action for Our Schools

By Amanda Ripley Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010

Kids like these in Los Angeles are starting the school year with high hopes — and so are reformers

Jeff Minton for TIME
One Wednesday afternoon this summer, 55 young men and women filed into a dark movie theater for a private screening. Sundance this was not. There was no Robert Redford, no Diesel swag. But this audience had one important qualification: sometime recently, they had all dropped out of high school. So for a movie about America’s malfunctioning education system, it was an unusually qualified focus group.

Waiting for “Superman” is a new film by Davis Guggenheim, the Academy Award — winning director of An Inconvenient Truth, a movie that took on another mind-numbingly complex issue and, confounding all logic, grossed $50 million worldwide — and changed the way many Americans think about climate change.

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