Last weekend the Waiting for Superman movie opened. It's purpose is to focus attention on a broken public education system and bring people together to build a better one.
Have you seen it? Have you visited the WOF web site to join the discussion and learn from the resources provided?
I wrote about the movie on my blog after I saw it in July. While this movie focuses on what happens in schools, what is it doing to help non-school tutor/mentor programs attract the resources each needs to influence what happens in the non-school hours, away from schools?
Share your thoughts and share any media articles or blog posts that you find that relate to this.
I heard this story a few years ago from an elderly Black man who was a successful business man. It's used in this article by Larry Summers. I encourage you to addthis article and The Daily Riffto your reading list.
This article combines ideas from coaching football teams to critical comments about Teach for America.
I'd like to find ways to connect with more coaches and athletes. They understand teamwork and at the higher levels they also understand the personal work ethic that goes into being successful. They also understand the role of fans, boosters and investors in making sure they have great facilities, equipment and coaching tools.Thesearticles express this concept,
If there were this type of support for inner city schools and non-school tutor/mentor programs we'd have more success educating kids.