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Video: "Waiting For Superman" Trailer

Just unveiled at this year's Sundance Festival, the new documentary from David (Inconvenient Truth) Guggeinhaim is called Waiting For Superman.
I'm sure it'll be exquisitely shot but wonder if it's going to be anywhere as galvanizing as Inconvenient Truth was.  As we've learned this past year, things like like health care reform may be deemed important but lack the immediacy and breadth of other issues that affect broader swathes of the nation like jobs and the economy.  Alas, liberal guilt and a few outlier success stories is not going to get us there. 


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Hey AR,
You probably missed our Saturday post @ The Daily Riff about this flick, since we posted more than our usual this w/e- http://bit.ly/4QFnDi - includes some more info.

In the trailer the film maker describes the discomfort of sending his kids to a good school which denies enrollment to other students in the area. It seems that the obvious fix for that problem would be to provide low income students with high-value vouchers and cross-district choice. That way students from low income families would be able to get good educations from good schools. Does anyone think this would not be an improvement?

or, going the opposite direction, you could outlaw private schools, as rabble-rouser steve barr likes to suggest.

1. culture... value education..

2. where is the highest level of scores in Math & Science are in Asia and Europe.

3. Google: IQ of races. IQ of different Nations. 100...one hundred. 100 is standard.

blacks and hispanics have IQ centered at 85.

Witness drug war in mexico. IQ is foundation

Poverty in Africa. IQ is foundation.

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