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Poll: How Much Difference Will ‘Education Nation’ and ‘Waiting for Superman Make’?

By Alyson Klein — September 27, 2010 1 min read
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So, chances are you’ve probably heard about the new push to put K-12 education front-and-center on the national agenda, through the documentary “Waiting for Superman” (which got airtime on “Oprah”, a major public platform if there ever was one) and through NBC’s “Education Nation”, which features a whole lot of edu-hoopla, including Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on “Meet the Press”, a 30-minute interview with President Barack Obama on education, and a teacher town hall meeting.

The NBC effort is funded in part by some of the same foundations that tried to steer the conversation to education in the 2008 campaign, with decidedly mixed results.

Some folks have high praise for these efforts, others say they’re just propaganda.

What do you think? I’ve put in two polls below, but feel free to expand on this issue in the comments section.

Do you think these are the right ideas?

What’s your take on Education Nation and ‘Waiting for Superman’? Do you agree with ideas being presented? free polls

And do you think it will make a difference?

Do you think the movie and the events are likely to have a lasting impact on the conversation on K-12 policy? free polls

UPDATE: We had some technical difficulties when this poll was first posted. If you weren’t able to vote before, please try again now!