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Second-story addition ďŹ ts Menlo Park streetscape Page 10 Creating a really green home I Page 22
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Pension initiative and remaking the Menlo Park and Atherton town councils are top local issues this year [Section 2]
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Emily Jones of Summit Preparatory Charter High School on screen in a Redwood City theater, where her schoolmates gathered Friday to watch â€œWaiting for â€˜Superman.â€™â€?
Local schools featured in â€˜Supermanâ€™ By Dave Boyce Almanac Staff Writer
oodside High School and Summit Preparatory Charter High School now have something in common with former New York Yankees superstar outfielder Mickey Mantle. All three make appearances in â€œWaiting for â€˜Superman,â€™â€? a harsh and compelling documentary that dissects the condition of U.S. public education through the experiences of five families and five charter schools. While Mickey Mantle, a public school graduate, has been called â€œSuperman in Pinstripesâ€? in reference to the Yankeesâ€™ striped uniform, that is not why he was included in this film. Director Davis Guggenheim used
Mr. Mantle to illustrate the difference between public education outcomes today and outcomes from the mid 20th century, when the United States was riding high and a high school diploma that met the needs of those times could propel a kid into the middle class and sometimes beyond. Much of the action takes place in areas of deep and persistent poverty, including Harlem, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles. Woodside High and Summit Prep appear to have been chosen to undermine any presumptions about the same thing not happening in deeppocketed school districts. A central point of the film, the overwhelming demand across the economic spectrum for excellent educational experiences, and the