Waiting for "Superman"

Movie review by S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 12+

Thought-provoking docu uncovers educational challenges.

PG 2010 102 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 7 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 5 reviews

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age 18+

The makers of this film think average income people are stupid

Deceptive propaganda piece paid for by a small group of billionaires and ultra-right wingers who hate anything "public" or anything "union". If it wasn't so dangerous and insidious a propaganda piece, I'd put it in the Absolutely Laughable category, along with "Reefer Madness" and others of that ilk. Not good for kids, adults or anyone who wants public education to improve and remain accessible for ALL American children---regardless of the income and status of their parents.
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age 10+

Don't believe the negative reviews

People might be upset by the truth i this documentary, but our school system has failed millions of kids and will continue to do so unless people start voting for more school choice, giving less power to the teachers union which is corrupt and doesn't have students' education in mind. I am a teacher and I approve this message! This film is heartbreaking and though it's educational for children, right cause fear in them about whether or not they are getting a good education. I still recommend it.

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