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Has a program intended by Congress to help native Alaskans delivered on its promise? In cooperation with the Washington Post, Need to Know examines whether a plan to promote the welfare of the disadvantaged and disenfranchised has instead enriched non-native executives and shortchanged taxpayers. Education film Waiting for Superman. Nate Silver statistician. Jon Meacham on anti-gay bias.
The new documentary WAITING FOR SUPERMAN explores the current state of public education in America and how it is affecting our children. This week, host Tamara Banks will lead a discussion sparked by the film, including how questions raised in the documentary relate to Colorado.
The director of the documentary, "Waiting for "Superman" discusses the American education system-its problems, and some solutions.
Three documentaries released this year focus on the troubled American education system. The highest-profile is "Waiting for Superman," directed by Davis Guggenheim, who also directed the global warming documentary "An Inconvenient Truth."
Former Ohio Representative Sally Perz and Executive Director of Ohio Council of Community Schools Darlene Chambers join Melissa Andrews to discuss challenges of Charter schools. Guests discuss the film, "Waiting for Superman," and their hope of working together to improve education for all Ohio children.
Waiting For Superman, the controversial documentary on public and charter schools sparks debate, we'll hear from both sides of the issue. And Unemployment Compensation - Pennsylvania has a $3 billion dollar IOU to the federal govt as the jobless start to exhaust their benefits. Plus the news from around the capitol.
Her controversial tactics as Washington, DC. schools chief were chronicled in the documentary Waiting for Superman earlier this year. Now Elizabeth Brackett talks with Michelle Rhee about the challenges faced by Chicago Public Schools and what she thinks the district should be doing for its students.
Michelle Rhee on her early teaching days, mission to improve public education, and controversial term as Public Schools Chancellor in DC. As Chancellor of Washington DC's schools, Rhee instituted merit pay for teachers, fought for art and music classes, and championed charter schools (look for Rhee in the acclaimed documentary Waiting for Superman).