President Obama Meets With “Waiting For Superman” Students

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The president has previously hailed the film as “heartbreaking” and its message of reform as “powerful.”   The movie highlights the need to reform America’s education system.
 

Obama meets students featured in ‘powerful’ film on education.  Read more here. and watch news video here.

Feel free to caption the photos; they are PRICELESS.  Please come back and drop your insights about this movie.  Thanks!

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9 Responses to President Obama Meets With “Waiting For Superman” Students

  1. Ametia says:

    Thread updated with new video!

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  2. Education Civil Rights Complaints On The Rise

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/10/12/education-civil-rights-co_n_759597.html

    African American boys who are suspended at double and triple the rates of their white male peers. English language learners who, for years, remain in separate classes, falling behind their peers and scoring poorly on standardized tests. Disabled students and those with illnesses who are shortchanged at school because of their impairments.

    The Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights received nearly 7,000 complaints this fiscal year, an 11 percent increase and the largest jump in at least 10 years, according to data provided by the department. The increase comes as the office proceeds with 54 compliance reviews in districts and institutions of higher education nationwide, including cases involving disparate discipline rates and treatment of students with disabilities.

    Why the spike?

    Russlynn Ali, director of the Office of Civil Rights, said the reason for the increase in complaints is unclear, but believes students, parents and administrators have more faith that officials will take action.

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  3. Good Post, Ametia! I’m loving it.

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  4. Ametia says:

    Fransico is living it up in the big house.

    Check out this photo:

    http://gawker.com/5661371/getting-schooled?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+gawker/full+%28Gawker%29

    Oh no he’s not grabbing his crotch….. Damn!

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  5. Ametia says:

    What a golden moment for these students. Makes me wonder if they’d ever gotten into the White House under another administration… I hope the students get some sense of the reality that they too can occupy the White House one day.

    That will surely keep the wingnuts up with nightmares! BWA HA HA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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