Superman has landed: educating low income kids

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  • worf Mcallen, TX
    April 24, 2012 11:03 a.m.

    War on poverty was declared in 1964 and over ten trillion dollars have been spent. We now have more poverty, and we're still talking of more funding for some program that will lessen the problems.

    We've been scammed!

  • happymomto9 Saratoga Springs, UT
    April 23, 2012 6:59 p.m.

    if you watch the documentary you'll see that attempts are being made to fix the public school problems. unfortunately the teacher's unions are just too powerful. they keep the dead weight and let go of those who want to and can make positive changes.
    you can rent the dvd from redbox. well worth the dollar!

  • Krisjhn Bountiful, UT
    April 23, 2012 6:24 p.m.

    Waiting for Superman was released in 2010. Two years ago. Not last year. And not all of the stories in the show were about low income kids. It would behoove the author to watch the documentary before writing an article about it. Perhaps this article goes to show that a high quality education is difficult to obtain for everyone.

  • Instereo Eureka, UT
    April 23, 2012 4:27 p.m.

    So are we supposed to be happy that 1 out of eight students get into a charter school or that the odds are better if a child is from a low income family. What about all the other low income children? Why do we build a system for a few privileged or lucky students and forget about the rest. If we want to change the system and make things better, we need to invest in and demand more from our public schools who serve ALL students. Charter Schools are a feel good story for a few children and a less then earnest attempt to solve a problem for the rest of us.