>> I've been amazed by what's possible. She was a teacher in Indianapolis. >> If Anthony goes to Souza, odds are he'll enter high school three to five grade levels behind. /XObject << "Geraldo at Large." WEINGARTEN: Yeah, of course. It reveals that the two major problems [16], The film has also garnered praise from a number of conservative critics. Film. /Rotate 0 Thanks to all of our guests. Weve seen some innovation spread more than one place. /BleedBox [ 0 0 595.27600 841.89000 ] RHEE: You wake up every morning and you know that 46,000 kids are counting on you. >> /TT0 48 0 R "[19] Forbes' Melik Kaylan similarly liked the film, writing, "I urge you all to drop everything and go see the documentary Waiting For "Superman" at the earliest opportunity. It is impossible and we can fix it and I think that's what this movie gets to. BRZEZINSKI: What are you saying, Randi, what is he saying? They have to go see this movie and have smaller conversations like this. This is a documentary about our failing education system and the tears we saw in this room are about our children and how our schools are leaving them behind. All you have to do is listen to people in Washington about it. That's amazing. BRZEZINSKI: When we come back, we'll be joined -- SCARBOROUGH: One thing we do agree on -- BRZEZINSKI: We have to go. We'll be right back. He wrote "Shine," the theme song for "Waiting For Superman." ANTHONY: Its bittersweet to me. BRZEZINSKI: They were underperforming it. It is about working together to create problem solving contracts and ultimately, Michelle, it's not about you or I. GUGGENHEIM: Ive seen the movie hundreds of times. We have to fix this thing and it means the adults have to take leadership. /BleedBox [ 0 0 595.27600 841.89000 ] "[18] Kyle Smith, for the New York Post, gave the film 4.5 stars, calling it an "invaluable learning experience. /Parent 1 0 R That's not the case with all charter schools across America. The filmmakers made sure to film how Nakia becomes increasingly more anxious and concerned as time passes during the lottery, but fewer spots become available and her daughters name has not been called (Guggenheim 1:32:49). /CropBox [ 0 0 595.27600 841.89000 ] It's not sexy to vote in the midterms but it matters who, you know -- BRZEZINSKI: Oh, yes it is. Even during the MSNBC town hall today, there were teachers who say I don't care about tenure. WEINGARTEN: Theres nothing wrong with what Geoffrey just said. These high-performing charters are going in and they're reaching every kid and they're sending 90 percent of their kids to college. So we're going to differentiate and we're going to recognize and reward the highest performing teachers and we're going to look at the lowest performing teachers and we're going to remove them from the system. " YR0^hC#mlj'@]Gc2x}SVvP[sL,yD1-ut |c,{CG1 /ExtGState << GUGGENHEIM: And the stakes for them. Some of us have spent our lives working on behalf of children and teachers who teach children. 6 0 obj Take a look. schools. Web2010. SCARBOROUGH: As far as -- well -- LEGEND: Why is there a cap? SCARBOROUGH: I tell you what, that was the part of the movie where Daisy, you saw her crossing her fingers and write physically got nauseated. We're just saying --. [30] In Ayers' view, the "corporate powerhouses and the ideological opponents of all things public" have employed the film to "break the teacher's unions and to privatize education," while driving teachers' wages even lower and running "schools like little corporations. Mika and I want to welcome you to this special hour. >> There's a complete and utter lack of accountability for the job that we're supposed to be doing, which is producing results for kids. By the end of the year she only had half a year of teaching. But we need to have real evaluation systems, which is what the union has been focused on, so that teachers are really judged fairly. It was so heartbreaking to see her upset and all of the other children around her not being called and not being picked. }>=Uw2cS=V. I9kZJw^EAOd j]Y[wl-e06E#/mlyTbE9f}@8 a/ ^} Waiting for Superman exposes an array of complex, complicated, persistent, and multi-layered historical and societal problems. I want the system to be better. /MediaBox [ 0 0 595.27600 841.89000 ] You cannot say we want more resources to go to kids when in fact in this city, Joel Klein is spilling $100 million a year to pay for teachers you saw it in the movie, who aren't actually teaching. /TrimBox [ 0 0 595.27600 841.89000 ] DAISYS FATHER: Go like this. /Resources << And at the same time, have some due process so that we guard against our arbitrariness. "[10] Joe Morgenstern, writing for The Wall Street Journal, gave the film a positive review writing, "when the future of public education is being debated with unprecedented intensity," the film "makes an invaluable addition to the debate. I get why that's good for the adults. I have a 12-year-old that goes to public school. If I don't, Ill just be with my friends. You've done an amazing job there in Harlem. Ultimately they want the tools and conditions in order to do that. The reason is because we're allowed to give our teachers freedom and then hold them accountable for results. That was in the second grade, because my father had passed. Because we do understand if we're going to fix this problem, we're going to have to figure out how to get you guys together and make this work. Natural Language; Math Input; Extended Keyboard Examples Upload Random. 2 0 obj Ht6R*bs7n& Explain to me how that is good for children. It's about figuring out what works in charter schools and exporting that across America. That means politically get involved. What are your thoughts? SCARBOROUGH: Really quickly. BRZEZINSKI: Welcome back. I actually have teachers in my family who really think is this is a terrific movie because it exposes for them how complicated it is, how important it is to get great teachers in the classroom and what a difference they can make. But I think that's false. /GS1 17 0 R SCARBOROUGH: Last in, first out. When you have kids from Harlem going there with first grade reading proficiency and science proficiency and they leave three years later with 100 percent proficiency, it just -- at some point it becomes a moral issue. BRZEZINSKI: Why didn't you want her to go to a regular public school in your neighborhood? /CropBox [ 0 0 595.27600 841.89000 ] The issue is, and we saw it and heard it in the town hall today a lot, we need to have instruments like they do in every other business to effectively judge and assess teachers. We actually have to change the political environment. SCARBOROUGH: What we hear, Randi, morning after morning after morning from progressives, from conservatives, from Republicans, from Democrats, from independents, seems to be the same thing. So let me say, because I get told a lot that Im teacher bashing. Waiting For Superman may refer to: Waiting for "Superman", a 2010 documentary. Waiting for Superman: Filmmaker Davis Guggenheim reminds us that education statistics have names: Anthony, Francisco, Bianca, Daisy, and Emily, whose I get to meet all the wonderful teachers out there. /Resources << endobj You don't come off well in this movie. The filmmakers deliberately kept the camera on certain students and their families, like Nakia and Bianca, in order to show how those who did not get into charter schools felt extremely disappointed and emotional because they had hoped to be accepted into a schoolthat would not fail them. Were going to talk to in a second and thats where Jeff Zucker told me I needed to go. SCARBOROUGH: If you're going to lock kids in Harlem out of that process and let a few see the light and see the -- that seems to me to be immoral. And we need to have good evaluation systems. WebGenre: Documentary Waiting for 'Superman' Screenplay Edit Buy Year: 2010 4,775 Views Geoffrey Canada: One of the saddest days of my life was when my mother told me WEINGARTEN: Michelle and I may disagree on the particulars of this, but there are about 50 or 60 districts that are using the proposal that we made and ultimately we think if we do that, if we fix teacher evaluations so it's about teacher development and evaluation, we can fix this problem. Since many charter schools are not large enough to accept all of their applicants, the selection of students is done by lottery. >> /Type /Page Michelle Rhee, the former chancellor of the Washington, D.C. public schools (the district with some of the worst-performing students at the time), is shown attempting to take on the union agreements that teachers are bound to, but suffers a backlash from the unions and the teachers themselves. I want to say something about what John just said. By Stephen Holden. Why? And the next morning Im driving my kids in the minivan to school and they go to a great private school in Los Angeles. Find low everyday prices and buy online for delivery or in-store pick-up I said I don't want to go up. >> In fact, those are the very areas where he has success. I think that teachers are not the problem, they are the solution to the problems that we face. Through the stories of five children who wanted to attend a charter school, the film shows how one child was accepted and another child was accepted from the wait list while three children were not accepted at all. /ArtBox [ 0 0 595.27600 841.89000 ] [31] Ravitch served as a board member with the NAEP and says that "the NAEP doesn't measure performance in terms of grade-level achievement," as claimed in the film, but only as "advanced," "proficient," and "basic." The issue is about how we create the best environment for kids. My kids have won the lottery. We applaud everybody for joining us on this stage. What did you learn? Theres a lot of schools that I want to take you to Davis, great public schools where we are breaking the sound barrier, too. >> They said, look, this work is hard. I think we all have to look in the mirror and say, what have we done wrong up until now and what do we need to do better? SCARBOROUGH: OK. You talked about it. BRZEZINSKI: On Tuesday morning at 8:00 a.m. from this very stage, General Colin Powell and his wife on "MORNING JOE." Thank you so much. /Type /Page And it started to haunt me, the idea that kids in my own neighborhood, and I live in a pretty good neighborhood, aren't getting what my kids have. In a documentary called Waiting for Superman, contemporary education issues that the U.S. has been facing for several decades are addressed. We've been talking about the teacher town hall hosted by Brian Williams earlier today. /Rotate 0 You know that process has to be fixed. DAISYS FATHER: Come on, Daisy, cross your fingers. After half a year of teaching, I talked to her yesterday, she had brought her kids a year -- more than a year and a half ahead. [37] It criticizes some public figures featured in Waiting for "Superman", proposes different policies to improve education in the United States and counters the position taken by Guggenheim. What have you been able to do with them? BRZEZINSKI: You also knew that a little girl like Daisy can be a vet or a doctor or anything she wants to be if she's given the tools to do it. WEINGARTEN: This is not about the adults. Statistical comparisons are made between the different types of primary or secondary educational institutions available: state school, private school, and charter school. I started to count the public schools that I was driving by. /GS0 47 0 R GUGGENHEIM: And fight for these kids. << What happened there? BRZEZINSKI: Its very hard to watch this movie. You try to make reforms and it causes a problem. You can't do it with the district rules and the union contracts as they are in most districts. Ravitch said that "cheating, teaching to bad tests, institutionalized fraud, dumbing down of tests, and a narrowed curriculum" were the true outcomes of Rhee's tenure in D.C. SCARBOROUGH: The nation's capital. BRZEZINSKI: Exactly. << WEINGARTEN: A collaboration issue was where we disagreed at times. /ExtGState << If I have kids, I don't want kids to be in this environment. /Type /Page How do you get past that? Teachers in this country want to make a difference in the lives of kids. There are also comparisons made between schools in affluent neighborhoods versus schools in poorer ones. In New York City, a group of local teachers protested one of the documentary's showings, calling the film "complete nonsense", writing that "there is no teacher voice in the film. 4 0 obj And while our guests enter the stage, let's show you a little clip of the movie, because "Waiting For Superman" is about our system, but what really gets to you in this movie is the individual stories of each child. NAKIA: I was disturbed. DAISY: I want to be a nurse. But this is the issue that I think Ive been hearing that I just want to get clear. WEINGARTEN: No one, you know, teachers in at least our union would be the first to tell you, we rail against this system in some ways as much as Geoff and Michelle. Do you think it has characterized you fairly? /Contents 36 0 R The superintendent wants her to say. /Parent 1 0 R You all have your numbers, right? An examination of the current state of education in America today. And Im not going to pretend that you can just come in and snap your fingers and things are going to get better overnight. /ProcSet [ /PDF /Text /ImageC ] Waiting for Superman, a documentary about the mediocre public school system in the U.S., uses both techniques to great effect. Waiting for 'Superman' the title refers to a Harlem educators childhood belief that a superhero would fix the problems of the ghetto won an Audience Award at [15] Deborah Kenny, CEO and founder of the Harlem Village Academies, made positive reference to the film in a The Wall Street Journal op-ed piece about education reform. RHEE: Yes, that's right. SCARBOROUGH: Hold on a second. We're turning to you now. WebWaiting For Superman (871) 7.4 1 h 51 min 2010 X-Ray PG The lives of five Harlem and Bronx families in the high stakes lottery for access to New York City's best charter /CropBox [ 0 0 595.27600 841.89000 ] I just heard a story, I met a teacher the other day. You went into the lottery system for your daughter. /Contents [ 9 0 R 10 0 R 11 0 R 12 0 R 13 0 R 14 0 R 15 0 R 16 0 R ] Davis Guggenheims Documentary, Waiting for Superman explores the corrupt American School system. The Superman movie fans are waiting for Superman: Legacy will be released on 11 July 2025. I said that's right, but that was mommy's choice to put you in that school. Most of them. One of the saddest days of my life was when my mother told me Superman did not exist, the The lottery in this movie is a metaphor. /TrimBox [ 0 0 595.27600 841.89000 ] There are people who have figured out systems of improving education and the mayor was very aggressive in bringing those folk into New York City and saying to them, we're going to remove the obstacles for you all to do your work. SCARBOROUGH: Fantastic. Webwaiting for superman movie transcript+filetype:ppt+filetype:pdf. /GS1 17 0 R endstream But can we really get Geoffrey Canadas in every public high school across America? When you hear, well, I get paid whether or not you learn or not, it sticks with you. We just don't want lousy teachers to be able to keep their jobs and kids not get an education. I get to spend a lot of time with the kids. "[14] Geraldo Rivera praised the film for promoting discussion of educational issues. << I went up and I saw a revolution, a revolution that you helped start. /Font << All we're going to do is pay good teachers more money. /Rotate 0 The site's consensus states: "Gripping, heartbreaking, and ultimately hopeful, Waiting for "Superman" is an impassioned indictment of the American school system from An Inconvenient Truth director Davis Guggenheim. The only disagreement that I think our union has had in terms of the way in which things have gone, is that our folks have desperately wanted to have a voice in how to do reform. (END VIDEO CLIP) BRZEZINSKI: And there are kids that don't make it. GUGGENHEIM: The dream of making a movie like this is conversations just like this, the fact that you and NBC and Viacom and Paramount and Get School bring a movie to the table and let people in this room have a real conversation about to fix our schools is essential. /Parent 1 0 R BRZEZINSKI: Ill tell you right now, Randi, I want to know after the break why we can't use pay to inspire teachers. You are not exactly what some would consider to be a conservative filmmaker. If you look at what the Kipp schools have done or the uncommon schools, they've been able to replicate this model over and over. WEINGARTEN: The issue in terms of the D.C. election was our members and others really like Vincent Gray. Let me answer your question first. Filmmaker Davis Guggenheim reminds us that education "statistics" have names: [31] The most substantial distortion in the film, according to Ravitch, is the film's claim that "70 percent of eighth-grade students cannot read at grade level," a misrepresentation of data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress. RHEE: Were not going to be able to solve the problem going one city at a time. WEINGARTEN: Let me get to both of these issues, let me see if I can conflate them. LEGEND: My last thing I would say, we have to realize that these kids are our kids. You believe it, don't you, Michelle? /ArtBox [ 0 0 595.27600 841.89000 ] I think the point of departure between Michelle and I may be that I see, just like in Finland and Singapore and other places, that we need to all actually work together, focused on instruction, focused on how we help people do the best jobs they can and then -- BRZEZINSKI: Wasnt that what she was doing? We should let Randi respond. Waiting For Superman was more widely released than any other documentary, and among the highest-grossing documentaries of 2010. KENNY: Right. A good education, therefore, is not ruled out by poverty, uneducated parents or crime and drug-infested neighborhoods. LEGEND: Well, it's been quite a learning experience because I get to meet great educators. People couldn't believe you could do it. The film also examines teacher's unions. This is about the kids in the movie, and this is about how those of us on this stage help kids. There is a perception out there that is the union that is standing in the way of principals firing bad teachers. Didn't get an answer on that. We could say to everyone in education we have to give a couple of more hours. E]D[JWlwH{,j73?Mazd. When you put a face on this issue, as we talk about the details of it, that's the thing I keep saying to myself, let's not forget as we argue and discuss and learn about this, let's not forget the kids. I said what I if I made a different kind of movie from a parents' point of view? RHEE: Heres the thing. Connecticut and Hartford education policy resources, Creating a Dual-Language Magnet School for Hartford Region, Sources on Trinity student protests since 2007, Jack Dougherty and Trinity College Educ 300 students, Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License, An Uncommon Critique: How A Charter Networks Success Safeguards Student Experiences, The Evolution of Gender Inequality At Trinity College: A Study Through Different Publications, Higher Education for Dreamers After the Failed DREAM Act. Only 3 out of 100 students at Roosevelt will graduate with the necessary classes for admission to a four year university. [3], Geoffrey Canada describes his journey as an educator and recounts the story of his devastation when, as a child, he discovers that Superman is fictional, that "there is no one coming with enough power to save us.". SCARBOROUGH: This is a civil rights issue? & CEO, HARLEM CHILDRENS ZONE: I think the real important issue for us to face as Americans is if we don't fix this, we will not remain a great country. BRZEZINSKI: Is that a fair shot, Randi? There are really, really bad charter schools across America. >> It took a little while to get the money straightened for this green light and 80 percent of the teachers voted for that agreement. JOE SCARBOROUGH: Good evening. I want to just ask Randi, you've been taking pot shots from everybody here on stage, including us at times. You have to pull out a bingo ball and call your number. Our guests will include Governor Chris Christie, Newark Mayor Corey Booker and U.S. secretary of education Arne Duncan. I mean, not all teachers are created equal. And I don't want to make this about the presumptive mayor. WEINGARTEN: Yes. /Type /Page WEINGARTEN: I think look, again, we had a moment in time where we actually got to an agreement. The film recognizes how the American public plays an important role in helping to accomplish the reform goal of making American public schools great. BRZEZINSKI: Randi, really quickly. SCARBOROUGH: You also told me that there was a split in the civil rights community, that older members of the civil rights community sometimes fought younger members of the civil rights community who were reformers. There are two Americas right now when it comes to education. WebSynopsis. SCARBOROUGH: Right. It's the school that Deborah Kenny runs. UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Vergosa, Andrew. >> The union leaderships could take this on as a platform and say this is something we're going to commit to and give our membership behind this so we can show progress in taking on these issues. WEINGARTEN: The issue in terms of education is there's no turning back on reform in education in Washington, D.C. Our union is committed to it. The film will focus on the times when Superman is younger, with an emphasis on how he balances his Kryptonian heritage with his human upbringing . "Waiting for Superman," a fascinating new documentary, is drawing attention to the state of our public school, directed by Davis Guggenheim, who brought us The documentary follows And a lot of times some of the older civil rights organizations have historically aligned with the unions. KENNY: Now studying Shakespeare, passing the regions in physics, passing the regions in chemistry, 100 percent in U.S. history across the board, all of them are going to go to college. So it's important to understand how this is locked down here in D.C. and in New York. I went up to a school up there. And we have to have everyone, even parents, recommitted, you know, even school officials, district heads, superintendents, unions, all of us have to move off a position of self-interest like I do with my own kids, sending them to private school, like the unions do, I think, preserving the status quo. Fox News. They'll talk about this issue. These are your schools, your communities. Waiting for Superman. Yet instead of examining this critical issue objectively, the movie Waiting for "Superman" cites false statistics in their effort to scapegoat teachers, unfairly blaming them for all the failures of our urban schools. /BleedBox [ 0 0 595.27600 841.89000 ] But as long as we try to pretend that all teachers are the same, and that there are not great teachers and not so great teachers, then we are never going to be able to solve the problems. And systems that actually help create continuous improvement. /T1_1 20 0 R /ProcSet [ /PDF /Text ] >> >> The answer is no. Yes, first or second grade skills. Walk in and I still want every kid to win. /MC0 34 0 R /Length 868 On this Wikipedia the language links are at the top of the page across from the article title. BRZEZINSKI: When we come back, we'll talk more about that. And this is not America, the idea that one kid could have a great education and one kid can't. And she thought I was crying because it's like Santa Claus is not real and I was crying because there was no one coming with enough power to save us. >> And when you say that, people say you're attacking teachers. The film shows how Geoffrey Canadas solution to this problem was to create charter schools that would give children and their parents more options within the public school system and would hopefully raise academic performance, decrease dropout rates, andincrease the number of students who attend college. JOHN LEGEND, SONGWRITER: Well, it's an interesting story because I was making this album "Wake-Up." You could fail those kids for another 20 years, everybody keeps their job, nobody gets the go. BRZEZINSKI: Thank you. CANADA: Look, no business in America would be in existence if it ran like this. I'm just wondering. There's a problem with our system and who know that there are children in this country who are falling behind. /Type /Pages SCARBOROUGH: First and foremost -- LEGEND: If we care about justice, if we care about equality in this country, we have to care about fixing education. GUGGENHEIM: Those kids can't learn. No one wants lousy teachers. CANADA: Can I just tell you this? Tomorrow morning Joes going to be live from Learning Plaza. /ArtBox [ 0 0 595.27600 841.89000 ] You said OK we're not going to penalize bad teachers. "[30] Lastly, Ayers writes that "schools are more segregated today than before Brown v. Board of Education in 1954," and thus criticized the film for not mentioning that "black and brown students are being suspended, expelled, searched, and criminalized. "[9] Scott Bowles of USA Today lauded the film for its focus on the students: "it's hard to deny the power of Guggenheim's lingering shots on these children. /ProcSet [ /PDF /Text ] /T1_0 24 0 R /GS1 17 0 R It looks like we don't have any synopsis for this title yet. As he follows a handful of promising kids through a system that inhibits, rather than encourages, academic growth, Guggenheim undertakes an exhaustive review of public education, surveying "drop-out factories" and "academic sinkholes," methodically dissecting the system and its seemingly intractable problems. I want to hear what some of those steps are, specific ones. The film criticizes the American public education system by following several students as they strive to be accepted into competitive charter schools such as KIPP LA Schools, Harlem Success Academy and Summit Preparatory Charter High School. Where has the union misstepped to help us get to where we are today? Kids coming into middle school and fifth grade with first grade reading abilities, leaving in eighth grade with a 100 percent proficiency, outscoring kids in Scarsdale, New York. Compute answers using Wolfram's breakthrough technology & knowledgebase, relied on by millions of students & professionals. CANADA: Sure. Nakia joins us here tonight. >> GEOFFREY CANADA, PRES. [39], There is also a companion book titled Waiting For "Superman": How We Can Save America's Failing Public Schools.[40]. >> SCARBOROUGH: You mean against -- RHEE: Against Fenty, my boss. It starts with teachers becoming the very best, leaders removing the barriers of change, neighbors committed to their school, you willing to act (Guggenheim 1:45:05-1:45:28). BRZEZINSKI: They were picked off the street in a lottery. BRZEZINSKI: You can hear the distrust here. Waiting for "Superman" is a 2010 American documentary film written and directed by Davis Guggenheim and produced by Lesley Chilcott. golf club selector quiz, burt funeral home fort payne, alabama obituaries,