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Waiting for Superman

Viewpoints: The head of SDSU's National Center for Urban School Transformation explains what the critically acclaimed film doesn't.

There’s no doubt Waiting for Superman has sparked a national debate about public education. The highly acclaimed film explores the state of public education in the United States and profiles a group of education reformers who are making a difference.

SDSU’s Joseph Johnson, former director of student achievement and school accountability at the U.S. Department of Education is on the cutting edge of what is working—and what isn't—in public education. Johnson leads San Diego State University’s National Center for Urban School Transformation (NCUST), which has been studying high-performing urban schools for the past five years. NCUST examines best practices at high-performing schools to learn how they are achieving great results.  

Joseph Johnson is the executive director of SDSU's National Center for Urban School Transformation (NCUST) and a professor of educational leadership in SDSU's College of Education.

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