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The fate of our country won't be decided on a battlefield, it will be determined in a classroom. Rated PG: Parental Guidance Suggested (Some Material May Not Be Suitable for Children) -- Rated PG for some thematic material, mild language and incidental smoking.
Released on:
September 24, 2010 (limited)

Production Companies:
Participant Media, Walden Media, Electric Kinney Films
Distributors:
Paramount Vantage

Status: Released

Director: Davis Guggenheim

Screenwriter: Davis Guggenheim, Billy Kimball

Genre: Documentary
About the film:
For a nation that proudly declared it would leave no child behind, America continues to do so at alarming rates. Despite increased spending and politicians' promises, our buckling public-education system, once the best in the world, routinely forsakes the education of millions of children.

Oscar-winning filmmaker Davis Guggenheim (AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH) reminds us that education statistics have names: Anthony, Francisco, Bianca, Daisy, and Emily, whose stories make up the engrossing foundation of WAITING FOR SUPERMEN. 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.

However, embracing the belief that good teachers make good schools, Guggenheim offers hope by exploring innovative approaches taken by education reformers and charter schools that have -in reshaping the culture- refused to leave their students behind.
Rated PG for some thematic material, mild language and incidental smoking.
Box Office: Opening weekend: $139,033 (4 theaters) | Domestic Total: $6.42 mil.
Reviews: Fresh or Rotten? See reviews for this film at RottenTomatoes.com

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