Waiting for ""SUPERMAN""

How We Can Save America's Failing Public Schools

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Edited by Karl Weber

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$15.95

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$20.00 CAD

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  1. Trade Paperback (Media Tie-In) $15.95 $20.00 CAD
  2. ebook (Media Tie-In) $9.99 $12.99 CAD

This item is a preorder. Your payment method will be charged immediately, and the product is expected to ship on or around September 14, 2010. This date is subject to change due to shipping delays beyond our control.

Each book includes a 15 gift card from DonorsChoose.org to give to a classroom in need.

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. Educators, parents, political leaders, business people, and concerned citizens are determined to save our educational system. Waiting for “Superman” offers powerful insights from some of those at the leading edge of educational innovation, including Bill and Melinda Gates, Michelle Rhee, Geoffrey Canada, and more. Waiting for “Superman” is an inspiring call for reform and includes special chapters that provide resources, ideas, and hands-on suggestions for improving the schools in your own community as well as throughout the nation. For parents, teachers, and concerned citizens alike, Waiting for “Superman” is an essential guide to the issues, challenges, and opportunities facing America’s schools.

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On Sale
Sep 14, 2010
Page Count
288 pages
Publisher
PublicAffairs
ISBN-13
9781586489274

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About the Author

Karl Weber is a writer and editor whose work focuses on social, political, and business topics. He has worked with Nobel Peace laureate Muhammad Yunus, former president Jimmy Carter, and secretary of defense Ash Carter. Weber is also the proprietor of Rivertowns Books, an independent publishing imprint.

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