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Waiting For Superman

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A damning portrayal of how America's school system is failing its children

Waiting for Superman review

Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth) serves up an involving and alarming analysis of America’s crumbling education system and its ‘drop-out factory’ schools.

A persuasive blend of real-life stories and dinky animated statistics pins the blame on obstructive teachers’ unions as the bogeyman.

But though acute about the problem, the film is over-reliant on one proposed remedy – charter schools – whose ‘good teachers make good schools’ shtick runs through the worthy extras like lettering through rock.

Not so much An Inconvenient Truth as A Self Evident Truth.

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