From ‘Superman’ to ‘TEACH’

Waiting for Superman director Davis Guggenheim’s new documentary, TEACH, premieres tonight on CBS.

“In the new film, there are no charter schools, no teachers’ union politics, no major education debates,” reports Education Week. Guggenheim focuses on four young teachers: Matt Johnson, a 4th grade teacher at McGlone Elementary School in Denver; Shelby Harris, a 7th- and 8th grade mathematics teacher at Kuna Middle School in Kuna, Idaho; Lindsay Chinn, a 9th grade algebra teacher at Martin Luther King Jr. Early College in Denver; and Joel Laguna, the Advanced Placement World History teacher at Garfield High School in Los Angeles.

Oprah to teach Life 101 in South Africa

Oprah Winfrey will teach a class dubbed “It’s Life 101” to high school girls in the South African school she founded four years ago.

She tells, “(It) should be fun since I love to teach. And they’re like sponges.”

Winfrey grew up in poverty and made herself a media mogul and multi-millionaire. I’m not sure South African girls — however bright and ambitious — have the same opportunities.