Thursday, September 30, 2010

Waiting for Superman

First I laughed, then I teared up, all in a matter of three minutes.

Watch this trailer.

The school I work at right now is a "lottery school."  I can't imagine how it must feel to live in a neighborhood so crappy that your only chance at life is to win a lottery.  Not a money lottery, but a lottery that tells you, you can ride the bus across your city every day just to go to a decent school.


Liz Szilagyi said...

My Pa sent this via e-mail.

"Your superintendent is absolutely pathetic. I think SHE is what is wrong with DC Public Schools. Does the woman ever smile? What a jerk!
Love, Pa
P.S. That is a terrible trailer. I didn't find it one bit amusing! The reason schools are not measuring up is because parents don't want their children challenged AND we educate the masses, not the elite like other countries who are ahead of us. I'm not saying we don't have room to improve -- we do, but the negative exposure we get from politicians and the likes of Bill Gates don't help us one iota. If America wants better education, parents need to make education a priority and I don't think that will ever happen. We are too recreation/pleasure oriented. We don't want anything to be too hard for our little darlings. Homes would much rather turn out jocks than academics. Enough said!"

Liz Szilagyi said...

That's why I laughed. Our kids our number 1 in self confidence (then some idiot runs himself into the side of a building)!?!?!?! America media/youth is kind of a joke to me right now. "I don't need to learn math, I just need to break my brain so I can get a cool You Tube hit." To me, that is hilarious . . . and it kind of says it all.

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