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I we have really important -- -- about right now there's a new documentary that is taking an unflinching look.
At our school system in this country and also -- the impact of teachers' unions on our schools now cause for the -- director who did Al Gore's an inconvenient truth.
Fox -- Shannon Bream reports take a look.
Even the kid the didn't -- -- -- every year.
Or something -- -- and the education system.
The -- behind the explosive new education documentary waiting for Superman says it's the latter.
On September 24 Davis Guggenheim movie about the US public school system will hit theaters.
It follows students and their families on their uphill battle to secure a good education -- system Guggenheim labels broken hearts are among thirty developed countries.
DC public school chancellor Michelle -- lauded by some for her innovative ideas and criticized by the local teacher's union.
Features prominently in the documentary and says it's time the country got a good look at what's -- really happening.
If -- look at what has happened.
An American Public Education over the last twenty years we have gone from number one.
In a lot of different respects to absolutely at the bottom amongst developed nation.
And so while Charter Schools are portrayed positively in the new film -- teachers unions are not but this is no attacked from the right.
Guggenheim is the Academy Award winning director and producer behind Al Gore's global warming documentary an inconvenient truth.
-- Weingarten president of the American Federation of Teachers.
-- price is Guggenheim attempt to get the country talking about education.
But he's not happy about what she calls and in accurate portrayal of sub par teachers and villainous union.
There are three million teachers in this country both of them who do who will work every single -- and so we need to.
Give the good teachers we had the tools and the conditions.
To support them we need to support them rather than scapegoat them.
I point this is a huge story take on and take a little piece of it right -- actor Eva Moskowitz was featured.
In the movie called the lottery.
Which is different documentary that highlighted the -- of school systems and her very successful Harlem success academy she has a whole.
The whole series a whole group of large charter school she's the founder and CEO of the success turner networks is also -- former New York City councilwoman.
I was the chair of the -- education committee that Hamas with welcome good happy here thanks very it is still stuck at your school in in Harlem Harlem success academy.
Children on the waiting list to -- again.
It's really heartbreaking if you've ever been to one of these lotteries because parents.
Want a great education for their kid on the mother of three no parent wants anything but the best for their kids and yet.
There's not enough spaces there's not enough Kuwait schools in New York City or across the nation.
And this documentary.
Shows what happens to to those 6000 to the ones who don't managed to get into one of these Charter Schools.
There is schools where teachers are in the so called rubber rooms which I understand don't exist anymore.
When you're shaking your hat maybe they -- to a certain extent.
We're teachers who have been ill or or -- a hearing for disciplinary action still get paid -- sit there and doing nothing will -- Not judging art teachers when -- -- -- them to the same standards that were holding the kid's tale.
And if kids are gonna succeed and we have to have -- -- -- rather than seniority.
Playing a fundamental role in how we.
Evaluate teachers and we don't have that now we don't have it the right tools to evaluate them because actually because of a tenure and I want to ask about that let's take a look at another clip.
After waiting for Superman and then we'll talk about that.
For these kids and their only chance at getting -- a great school.
-- -- 100 numbers just picked the lottery.
-- Francisco I didn't -- -- another chance you know.
Your children and future generations are on the bridge of the Titanic and everybody's gonna -- You know when you look at these numbers 25 in math the united -- 21 in science but number one.
-- we need to reverse that mean less self esteem yes and we need more mastery over basic academic subject matters this is not a crisis that just affects urban areas.
-- set the crisis that -- -- it affects our entire nation and we're gonna that we get need to get with the program.
Or other countries having -- ER line it is says stunning to me when you when -- look at that if we spends a lot of time in public schools these days building can self esteem.
Everybody it's a trophy in -- There are no you know I think there's no grades in grade school so we built up they're self esteem and we forgot in many cases and I and they do want emphasizes -- -- -- -- there lot of good teachers out there absolutely problem.
There's some there's -- wrong here.
Talk -- that tenured and tenure reform.
Well it's it's odd that after three years can you imagine in any other industry after three years you get your job for life.
Irrespective of performance that's a bizarre assist them.
We don't expect the kids to plateau after three years we expect them to continue to grow and improve we expect the -- of adults need a double standard right now.
The kids are held to a really high standard and the adults aren't of course the adults -- needs support.
We've just support teachers need to treating them better our schools and education in this country.
Are not doing a great job they're gonna have to step up to the plate.
So that our teachers are better trained and -- -- and waited out their -- teachers out there and their heroic.
And they should be rewarded after -- around like and they should get paid well I and they -- have no problem with their job security.
After eight -- -- thank you for what you're doing and thank you for being here today -- it to me.
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