25 Documentaries That Will Make You a Better, Albeit More Irritating, Person

Waiting for Superman (2010)

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You'll Become An Expert On: Public Education

Educate yourself about education: Did we just blow your mind?

Waiting for Superman examines the shortcomings of America's public school system. Superman not only reminds us that we live in a country where the quality of education children are entitled to is based on a lottery system, but also puts human faces to the damning statistics related to education that are so often bandied about.

You'd better be careful who you choose to talk with about this film. Odds are, the person you're talking to benefited from the gerrymandered public schooling, exclusionary private schooling, or has worked to overcome the inequalities inherent in the system the film examines. No matter what, if you are going to stir up this hornet's nest in conversation, you might want to cite additional sources.

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