Movie Analysis : ' Waiting For Superman '

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America’s Lemon Wasn’t Worth the Squeeze When life gives you lemons, make lemonade: a cliché that seems to be used oftentimes and never fails to humor some truth in it. In the television show, The Simpsons, episode: “How the Test Was Won,” directed by Lance Kramer and the documentary, Waiting for Superman, directed by Davis Guggenheim, indicates the depleted issue in our education system. Both texts argue the decline of our nation’s literacy and school merit that comes with. Ultimately, Guggeheim builds his credibility with citing reputable resources through ethos, logos, and how teachers are destitute of rudimentary teaching skills and techniques, along with government involvement worsening educational plight. To begin with, the…show more content…
Granted that The Simpsons and the documentary Waiting for Superman differ in such ways that one is a cartoon and the other is based on real life documentary, both mediums deliver a clear message to its viewers in regards of America’s way to fix the students’ literacy. As it was pointed out that Washington, D.C. is our nation’s capital—not only that, but it is the epicenter of educational system as well. Suppose that solely in delivering a message to an audience, The Simpsons, swiftly and concisely delivered a message however it may have been—sarcastic humor; a satire. Though this may have been an adult cartoon with vulgarity, the direct efforts toward relieving the plight of our education system precisely covered various problems we have. Moreover, I agree with what issues America has in regards of our educational system because it has taken us decades to right the wrong. Despite the struggles and obstacles our nation is facing, no one is giving up in repairing of what seems to be concluded by others as beyond repair. Subsequently, adding to the ethos appeal, Guggenheim’s documentary, Waiting for Superman, mentioned that tenure or tenure-track teachers and professors, some of them were
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