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Ed Gordon’s book Winning the Global Talent Showdown quoted in Waiting for Superman documentary; Oprah features documentary

September 21, 2010 13:53 by Victoria Devaux


A brand new documentary by Davis Guggenheim, Waiting for “Superman”, releases on September 24th. This groundbreaking story takes a critical look at America’s public school system through the eyes of five young students. The film tells a story meant to help change the nation’s education system.  

Waiting for Superman quotes and discusses Edward Gordon’s book, Winning the Global Talent Showdown: How Businesses and Communities Can Partner to Rebuild the Jobs Pipeline (BK & ASTD Press, 2009) and acknowledges it in the credits. Gordon speaks to the global talent shortage and describes how schools, businesses, training organizations, and others are joining together to develop revolutionary new approaches to education and training that will prepare workers for the realities of the 21st century. His book is part of the answer to the problems Waiting for Superman addresses. 

Yesterday, on September 20th, 2010, Oprah Winfrey featured this award-winning documentary on her show. She entertained guests Bill Gates and director Guggenheim on the episode dedicated to this gripping challenge American students and their families face. Read more about the shocking state of the American school system that this film exposes. You can also pledge to see the film and learn about ways to contribute to the solution. 


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