Sunday, September 01, 2013

Davis Guggenheim’s New Documentary

On Friday, CBS is airing Davis Guggenheim’s new documentary (you can see a 2-min preview here):

Davis Guggenheim, the director of An Inconvenient Truth and Waiting for Superman, has a new film coming out — Teach, a two-hour documentary premiering Sept. 6 on CBS (which means Time Warner cable customers may not be able to watch it).

The film follows four public school teachers throughout the school year, including Joel Laguna, a 10th grade AP World History teacher at Garfield High School in Los Angeles Unified.

“This was an attempt to show what a really effective teacher is,” says Guggenheim. “If we could understand that, maybe we could get more of them in the classroom.”
Whereas Waiting for Superman was sharply critical of the teachers unions (leading UTLA to call it “anti public school”

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