Examining Waiting for Superman: A Discussion with Urban Teachers

Tuesday, March 15, 2011
5:30 p.m. Screening — Dewey Hall 2-162
7:30 p.m. Discussion — Hoyt Auditorium
University of Rochester's River Campus

Although Waiting for Superman has drawn new audiences into renewed debates over the dilemmas facing urban schools across the country, the film does little to explore the potential role of teachers as urban educational change agents. Please join us for a complete screening at 5:30 p.m., followed by a discussion at 7:30 p.m. to examine urban educators’ perspectives on the politics of school reform presented in Waiting for Superman. After reviewing brief excerpts from the film, a panel of urban educators will consider the special contributions that teachers can make to the future of educational reform in urban schools.

The film is captioned. A sign language interpreter will be provided for the discussion. For questions about this event, please contact Ed Brockenbrough at (585) 275-5053 or ebrock@warner.rochester.edu.

Sponsored by the Urban Teaching and Leadership Program at the Warner School of Education, University of Rochester

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