Reflection Paper On Waiting For Superman

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I enjoyed the movie, Waiting for Superman. It made me think a lot about the future, both as a teacher and parent. Growing up, I never thought much about other schools or how they could make or break a childs’ future. Watching this movie made me think about how lucky I was to grow up and receive a good education. I went to a private school from kindergarten through eighth grade because my dad taught at the school. Even though there was a public school right across from our private one, I never thought that their education could be worse or better than ours. As a child, I assumed that all schools were equal and everyone learned the same. I knew that as a private school, we had to follow more rules and that our teachers might have been a little harder than theirs. However, when they compared the difference between private and public schools in the movie, it really made me thankful for my education. I know that not all of the public school have bad teachers like …show more content…
This movie showed me that even when parents believe in their child and help them learn at home, they can fall behind the standards. For example, in the movie Daisy and her parents had high hopes for her future, but her school was not providing the education she needs to fulfill those dreams. Other parents like Bianca and Anthony’s just wanted to be able to send their children to college. Going to college was something that I always assumed I was going to as a child. There was never a doubt in my mind about whether I would go to college or not. As I grew up, I realized that not everyone would go to college. However when I watched the movie, it made me sad that so many of those students would not go to college simply because their schools did not prepare them or provide them with the education and engagement they needed to stay in school or continue their

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