Dalton State to Host Screening of Documentary “Waiting for ‘Superman’”
October 1, 2014
The American education system declares that no child will be left behind, but how many are?
Dalton State College will host a discussion about this and other topics regarding public education after a screening of “Waiting for ‘Superman,’” a hotly debated 2010 documentary, on Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 6:30 p.m. The screening is free and open to the public and will be held in Goodroe Auditorium of Gignilliat Memorial Hall.
“Waiting for ‘Superman’” is a film directed by Davis Guggenheim that follows a handful of children through the public school system. Guggenheim dissects myths about public education, its fallbacks, drop-out statistics, and lax regulations.
The screening and subsequent discussion on inequality in education is the third installment of a yearlong series on American inequality led by Assistant Professor of Political Science, Matthew Hipps.
During the semester, Hipps has been facilitating multiple discussions on topics that affect Americans daily, such as inconsistency in economic policies and the quandary of educational inequality.