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About to get a jarring new look at public education.
And you may not like what you see correspondent Shannon Breen tells about a new effort to fix -- system many people feel is in need of major repair.
Even the kids are getting stupid and every year or something -- -- on any 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 and assistant Guggenheim labels Brooke -- Thirty developed countries -- -- in the 21.
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.
-- -- look at what has happened -- 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 nations.
So while Charter Schools are portrayed positively in the new film the teachers' unions are not but this is no attack 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 most -- 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 unions there.
Are three million teachers in this country both of them who do -- will work every single day and so we need to.
Give the good teachers we have the tools and the conditions.
To support that we need to support them rather than scapegoat them.
-- says he never expected any film making experience to surpass the support he got for an inconvenient truth.
But he says the ground -- around this project has been even greater.
He also confesses that although -- a huge supporter up public schools.
He still troubled by the current state that he chose private school for his own children in Washington -- and brain Fox News.
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