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Waiting for Superman isnt about a hero coming to the rescue and saving everybody but an eye-opening documentary of the short comings of the American public school system and the struggles in the lives of the students and their familiesThe movie has many claims such as how the American educations system was once the best in the world They alsorevealed that weve doubled our national investment per child in education and our scores have remained flat The system produces students in every state that have almost no proficiency in reading and math In every state the proficiency rates hovers between twenty and thirty percent Then there are dropout factories which is what they call a school where more than two thirds of the student body fails to graduate High School The dropout rates in poor areas are so severe that were producing generations of unemployable people who have one of the worlds highest rates of incarceration As well as creating our own skills gap This is leading to more job creations overseas The thing that interested me the most was the teachers unionTeachers unions have created a system by which it is nearly impossible to fire poorly performing teachers Having teachers unions that are so out-of-date has lead us to having public school systems where the best teachers are paid the same as the worst ones The teachers union guarantees two things average pay and tenure This means that all teachers are treated equally and the teachers that go way beyond the call of duty earns the same as one who sits reading the newspaper all day This was showed in the movie where some of the teachers where caught on hidden cameras and the principals were unable to fire them due to tenureIn the film they mention statistics that show about one out of a hundred medical doctors lose their license one out of two hundred lawyers lose their license
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