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Waiting for Superman (2010)

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(girl) I don't know what college I want to go to, but I know I want to be a teacher. (girl 2) I want to be a nurse, I want to be a doctor. (interviewer) How come? (girl) Because I would like to help somebody in need. (woman) You wake up every morning and you know that kids are getting a really crappy education right now. (male) So you think that most of the kids are getting a crappy education, right now? Oh, I don't think they are, I know they are. (male #2) Either the kids are getting stupider every year, or something is wrong in the education system. (boy) I just do my best in school, and make my grandmother proud. (narrator) Among 30 developed countries, we ranked 25 in math, and 21st in science. In almost every category, we've fallen behind. Except one. Kids from the U.S.A. rank #1 - in confidence. ♪[Green Day - "American Idiot"] ♪ Don't want to be an American idiot ♪ [school bell] I think about 60,000 people have gone to this school in 4 years. 40,000 didn't graduate. This is the damage this school has done to this neighborhood. (narrator) A child that doesn't finish high school, will earn less, and be 8 times more likely to go to prison. (boy) I want to go to school. (narrator) For these kids, their only chance at getting into a great school, depends on whether their number is picked in a lottery. (interviewer) So if Francisco doesn't get in, is there another chance? No. Your children, and future generations, are on the bridge of the Titanic, and everybody's going to drown. Someone has taken an interest in you, someone loves you, and they recognize the importance of education. And the first student selected, 20. [cheering] ...9... It takes a lot of outrage, and a lot of good examples, to say yes, we can do this. When you see a great teacher, you are seeing a work of art. (boy) I want my kid to have better than what I have. ...18... ♪ [Matisyahu "One Day"] ♪ One day, one day, one day ♪ ...10... ...12... ♪ Our children will play ♪ ...2... ♪ One day, one day, one day ♪ ...and the last numbeer... [click] [Captions by]

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Duration: 2 minutes and 33 seconds
Country: United States
Language: English
Genre: Trailer
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