Teaching Profession

“Waiting for ‘Superman’” and DonorsChoose Link Up

By Liana Loewus — February 01, 2011 1 min read

The controversial documentary “Waiting for ‘Superman’” comes out on DVD Feb. 15—and for every purchase, DonorsChoose.org has agreed to give $25 to a classroom project listed on its website, reports The Washington Examiner. DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that connects teachers in need of classroom resources with people who want to contribute. The teachers fundraising, most of whom are in high-poverty schools, usually request a few hundred dollars for materials such as journals or microscopes.

Any chance the popular charity will get flack for supporting the documentary, which received criticism for its anti-union (and pro-Michelle Rhee) slant? Or will those who aren’t fans of the film overlook the affiliation since DonorsChoose.org is doing so much good for classrooms?

A version of this news article first appeared in the Teaching Now blog.