The American public school system is in crisis, failing millions of students, producing as many
drop-outs as graduates, and threatening our economic future. By 2020, the United States will have
123 million high-skill jobs to fill.and fewer than 50 million Americans qualified to fill them.
Educators, parents, political leaders, business people, and concerned citizens are determined
to save our educational system. Waiting for "Superman" offers powerful insights from some of
those at the leading edge of educational innovation, including Bill and Melinda Gates, Michelle
Rhee, Geoffrey Canada, and more.
Waiting for "Superman" is an inspiring call for reform and includes special chapters that provide
resources, ideas, and hands-on suggestions for improving the schools in your own community as well
as throughout the nation.
For parents, teachers, and concerned citizens alike, Waiting for "Superman" is an essential guide
to the issues, challenges, and opportunities facing America.s schools.
About the Author
Karl Weber is a writer and editor based in New York. He collaborated with Muhammad Yunus on his
bestseller Creating a World Without Poverty and has edited two previous Participant Media Guides,
Food, Inc. and Cane Toads and Other Rogue Species. Davis Guggenheim is a critically acclaimed,
Academy Award.-winning director and producer, whose work includes It Might Get Loud, the 2009
documentary featuring Jimmy Page, The Edge, and Jack White; and An Inconvenient Truth featuring
former Vice President Al Gore, which won the Oscar. for Best Documentary in 2007. More recently,
Guggenheim directed Barack Obama's biographical film for the 2008 Democratic National Convention,
as well as Obama's 30-minute primetime infomercial. Guggenheim has also directed many television
series including Deadwood, NYPD Blue, and 24.
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