Waiting for "Superman"
Waiting for “Superman” is a documentary film that examines the crisis of public education in the U.S. through multiple interlocking stories — from a handful of students and their families whose futures hang in the balance, to the educators and reformers trying to find lasting solutions within a broken education system. Directed by Davis Guggenheim and produced by Participant Media, the film will be distributed by Paramount Vantage. The team that brought the world An Inconvenient Truth is now focused on highlighting the crisis in the American public education system.
America’s Promise Alliance is delighted for the opportunity generated by Waiting for “Superman” to expand the national conversation about America’s children and their futures. We and our partners understand that too many families have too few choices to help their children succeed. We know that success starts with learning and a quality education.
Facilitate a discussion in your community
America’s Promise Alliance has developed a toolkit to help you host a discussion around Waiting for "Superman." This discussion guide is a tool to help engage your community in conversation about the local education system and how individuals can make a difference. We believe the dialogue surrounding the documentary Waiting for “Superman” can serve as a catalyst for a movement on behalf of our young people, providing them access to more opportunities for an excellent education. Agreeing to host a screening and discussion will enable you to both leverage and advance the work you do — whether that means re-energizing your current team, engaging additional partners, finding funders or recruiting volunteers. By using this guide, you have the opportunity to raise awareness about your work and recruit additional stakeholders to help you change the trajectory for many young people in your community.
To access the toolkit, please click the link below. You will need to be logged into our site to access the document. If you are taken to the login screen and you do not already have a login, you will need to register and then login to access the toolkit.
Additional ways to get involved
*If your discussion takes place outside of a private home, please download and submit this
free licensing agreement