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  • This movie isn't just a necessity (listen up, do-nothing politicians) - it might change your future. show more

  • I could have done without the clips from the old "Superman" TV show - strictly sugar to make the medicine go down, and a sign that the director doesn't fully trust his audience. show more

  • It's an apt title. As divisive as the issue has become, it's hard to deny the power of Guggenheim's lingering shots on these children, waiting on a superhero who isn't going to come. show more

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  • March 05, 2011 bryanschmidt99
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    Sobering look at the problems of public schools - shows what lack of competition does to schools. Arrogant Teacher Union once again looking out for the adults at the expense of the kids. Should have been voted best picture of the year. Highly recommend for all.

  • February 24, 2011 Mario
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    I just wish there would have been a better narrator....

  • February 19, 2011 Simarusan
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    I am a tutor in a public school in Florida and I see first hand the problems of the education system. This documentary was very informative and it showed that not only the poorest neighborhoods and schools but every school suffers from an outdated system to provide education that worked "okay" in the 50's. This documentary should be watched by everyone as a wake up call to the reality of the future of America.

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