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Waiting for Superman Essay

  • Submitted by: omgitsdanielle5
  • on March 26, 2014
  • Category: English
  • Length: 1,008 words

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The movie “Waiting for Superman” is an inspiring, yet a heartbreaking movie. It shows the true colors of the education system we have in America and how much it needs improvement. My personal favorite storyline of a child was Anthony, who lived in Washington DC with his grandmother. The movie stated that despite Washington DC being the capital of the United States, it has one of the worst public school systems in the country. From the beginning, we find out Anthony has less than fortunate circumstances with a mother who abandoned him and a father who died from a drug overdose. Although Anthony said he enjoyed school, he was struggling and not doing his homework. But things will likely get even worse for him if he attends Sussa—the middle school he would attend if he did not get into the SEED charter school. He would most likely fall 3-5 grade levels behind if he does not secure one of the twenty-four spaces. This is a sad, but very realistic statistic.
As if my heart wasn’t breaking enough, Anthony says he wants to go to college to be able to provide his future children with a better life and more opportunities than he had. At age eleven, he is already thinking that far ahead. Fast forward to the scene where Anthony’s future is determined by chance. If his number gets called, he will be one of the lucky few to get into the SEED charter school. Anthony is clutching his number “3” slip of paper in an auditorium. He is anxiously waiting for his number to be called, but it never gets called. The disappointment on his face is enough to bring tears to anyone’s face. He has been told that he is waitlisted.  
Then, Anthony gets a phone call from SEED telling him that he has been finally accepted into the school. His humble reaction is very touching. A couple months later, Anthony is moving in and he has hung a picture of himself and his father right next to his bed. Anthony’s story is so moving and encouraging. It brings hope to many children and parents who may have...

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