Posts Tagged: Waiting for Superman

'Waiting for Superman' Not Just Full of Lies, It Also Has a Fake Scene

Not only are the facts and premise of the documentary Waiting for Superman not at all right, but now we learn that at least one scene was staged for the film. This touching scene from the documentary (the overall storyline of which is: poor people desperately yearning to get into charter and private schools), in which a mother first tours the Harlem Success Academy and oohs and ahs, was actually staged after her child was rejected. Here's the director, Davis Guggenheim, telling the Times about that: "So that scene is real; her reaction, her talking to kids touring the school, is how she would play it." So [...]


All the Ways That "Waiting for Superman" is a Fraudulent Piece of Propaganda

Have we mentioned the completely devastating takedown in the NY Review of Books of the documentary Waiting for Superman? That's the film that follows some youngsters through the DEVASTATED WASTELAND of our public schools as they yearn to enter a for-profit system that… won't serve them any better, but will make some people a lot of money! (The piece also serves as a good primer regarding the system of lies and distortions used to advance these schemes to privatize and make a fortune from education, by means of charter schools.) It is a fantastic bit of writing and we really encourage you to read it—it's zippy and brief [...]