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A teacher and young pupils at The British Museum Duveen Gallery (Photo credit: Wikipedia)[/caption]
I have to admit that I hadn’t watched Davis Guggenheim’s documentary Waiting for Superman
until last weekend because 1) it had a long wait on Netflix and 2) I was in no hurry to see it since I was sure it was just going to be another condemnation of teachers from a non-educator’s point of view.
Before becoming a productivity consultant, I taught for 11 years, and my husband has been teaching for 17. He teaches (as did I) at a Title I school where 100% of the students are in the free breakfast and free lunch programs. When folks hear where we teach, they literally make a slight bow with their heads and say in a lowered voice,