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Waiting for Superman

Rating:PG (for some thematic material, mild language and incidental smoking)
Genre:Documentary
Release Date:October 8, 2010
Running time:102 minutes
Director:Davis Guggenheim
Producer:Leslie Chilcott
Writer:Davis Guggenheim, Billy Kimball
Distributor:Paramount Vantage

Description: Every morning, in big cities, suburbs and small towns across America, parents send their children off to school with the highest of hopes. But a shocking number of students in the United States attend schools where they have virtually no chance of learning--failure factories likelier to produce drop-outs than college graduates. And despite decades of well-intended reforms and huge sums of money spent on the problem, our public schools haven't improved markedly since the 1970s. Why? There is an answer. And it's not what you think.

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