Urban Education Documentary Comparison

Part III: Urban Education Documentary Comparison

Waiting for Superman and Inconvenient Truth About Waiting for Superman. Both documentaries are viewed and discussed in class. Prepare a written response to each of the following questions and submit them to the instructor:

.  What are the negative and positive implications for urban education based on the film? 


.  What is your personal reaction to the documentary? What did you learn that surprised or 
informed you? How has your perspective changed as a result? 


.  Identify elements of positive classroom and school climate that stand out in both films. 
Why are these important for teaching and learning? 


.  What does this documentary identify as the key issues facing the school in this film? 


.  How are schools, students, and communities depicted in this documentary? 


.  What does the documentary offer as CAUSES and SOLUTIONS to the problems? 


What are the larger connections to and implications for urban education? Identify 
specific policies being address, and use outside research to document/support your opinion.