I wish I have more time to review/write about “Waiting for Superman” and “Race to Nowhere“, two documentaries about the many problems in US public and private education. While I don’t agree with everything said in both films, I am sure Canadians can learn and apply a few of the lessons in Canada.
I urge you to watch one or both films and make up your own mind.
P.S. For the record, I did some preliminary research/reading in Dec 2010 and started capturing some links but just never found the time (and inspiration) to write up something. Anyway, the following are some of the links I collected. Note: I don’t necessary agree with some of the views expressed in them.
– John Merrow “MOVIE REVIEW: Waiting for Superman”
– John Merrow, PBS education correspondent review “‘Race to Nowhere:’ It’s no ‘Waiting for ‘Superman’, ‘ but it’s Honest”
– Challenge Success (a project of the Stanford University School of Education)