Seeking a Renaissance in San Francisco
I hadn’t quite thought about this year’s Sundance Film Festival, until a friend brought this film to my attention. Waiting for Superman, is a clinching documentary by Davis Guggenheim, that focuses on the eroding public-education system in the United States. The documentary takes the story of a country that once promised to ‘leave no child behind,’ but has since let go of millions of children.
Guggenheim portrays the stories of children, Anthony, Francisco, Bianca, Daisy, and Emily, unearthing a system that is infested with problems. Good teachers and a good education are the foundation to a thriving and successful society – A society that can ultimately rely on its own, rather than forsake its citizens and resort to outside help and outsourcing.
Guggenheim does show a positive side of it all through the work of education reformers and model schools that strive to be a cut above the rest. Check out the trailer of the film, below: