Analysis Of The Movie ' Waiting For Superman ' Essay

1617 Words Apr 14th, 2016 null Page
Prior to high school, my middle school recommended that I attend “Grant High School”, which was looked down upon by my parents due to its reputation. Grant High School only has a 78% graduation rate. My father had been planning on surprising me with an opportunity of a lifetime and began planning since I was in 7th grade. I left my friends and current life behind to move to a place called Oak Park to attend Oak Park High School, which is ranked in the top 100 public schools in the nation and a graduation rate of 99%. I truly believe this is the reason I am here at San Diego State University today, because I was given an opportunity I may not have received by attending Grant High School. What about students that are not as lucky to have an opportunity like myself? Davis Guggenheim, who was the director, narrator, and co-writer, produced the documentary, Waiting for Superman, which was released in the United States on September 24, 2010. Guggenheim argues that the American public education system is in dire need of reform. The documentary is a claim of fact, to which Guggenheim is able to reinforce his claim by showing the day-to-day lives of five disadvantaged children and their family’s struggles, bringing forth an expert’s insight on the situation, and bring in statistical data. Guggenheim has a purpose of informing the audience of the flaws in the public school system in order to make a change. Guggenheim appeals to all Americans who care about the future of this…

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