Well, I caught a preview of Waiting for Superman last night. For a great take on the film’s weaknesses, see Rick Hess’s post.
The only thing I’d like to add to the conversation is I’m sad that a 102-minute film on education spent about one minute on anything under kindergarten. There’s a minute or so of footage about the Harlem Children Zone’s Baby College. And there’s nothing about their Harlem Gems preschool, which has a strong track record of helping young kids close the achievement gap and go on to succeed in elementary school.
So, what’s the movie of the year for early education? I hear Babies is great. Check out the trailer:
A version of this news article first appeared in the Early Years blog.