What We’re Reading
Waiting for Superman: How We Can Save
’s Failing Public Schools
by Participant Media and Karl Weber
The American public school system is in crisis, failing millions of students, producing as many drop-outs as graduates, and threatening our economic future. By 2020, the United States will have 123 million high-skill jobs to fill and fewer than 50 million Americans qualified to fill them. Waiting for Superman is an inspiring call for reform with powerful insights from some of those at the leading edge of educational innovation, including Bill and Melinda Gates, Michelle Rhee, Geoffrey Canada, and more.
Please note: we will be meeting one week earlier than usual in November. AAWGT members and guests plan to discuss Waiting for Superman on Wednesday, November 17 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm. If you would like to join the group for this book, contact Laurie Sharp at firstname.lastname@example.org.