Jump directly to the Content


'Superman' Highlights U.S. Educational Needs

And Christians can help meet those needs, says Teach for America's Nicole Baker Fulgham

Guest blogger Nicole Baker Fulgham is vice president of faith community relations at Teach for America. CT featured Fulgham in a profile earlier this year.

* * *

Waiting for Superman, the new documentary by Davis Guggenheim, opened in select theaters last week to rave reviews (including CT's), and expands to more cities in the weeks ahead. The film opened amid much anticipation from the education reform community and is already getting lots of buzz. (Despite opening in just four theaters, the film earned an astounding $34,758 per theater, far above the nation's top two films, Wall Street 2 and Legend of the Guardians, which earned $5,333 and $4,507 per theater, respectively.)

Waiting for Superman follows five families desperately seeking a quality education for their kids. The neighborhood schools simply aren't measuring up, so the families apply to a handful of successful public charter schools as alternatives for their children. A highly competitive lottery decides who is admitted—and who ...

Subscriber access only You have reached the end of this Article Preview
To continue reading, subscribe now. Subscribers have full digital access.
Already a CT subscriber? for full digital access.
Support Our Work

Subscribe to CT for less than $4.25/month

Read These Next

hide this
Access The Archives

Member-Only Access

Subscribe to Christianity Today to continue reading this article from CT's digital archives.


Already a subscriber? to continue reading.