"Waiting for 'Superman'": A monumentally important film, says ... Alec Baldwin
Davis Guggenheim's Waiting for "Superman" is unforgettable.Even better is that this isn't the first time a Huffington Post writer has praised "Waiting for 'Superman.'"
Guggenheim directed An Inconvenient Truth and It Might Get Loud. However, even more so than the issue of global warming (somehow), the questions and concerns raised by Waiting for "Superman" are deep and effect us all. Public education in America is collapsing. Students are not being served, and neither are tax payers. Whether or not teachers' unions are partly to blame is open to discussion, but Guggenheim's film casts a light on that perspective.
And once you get a peek at New York City's "Rubber Room" for outcast teachers, you may never view the NEA and the AFT the same way again.
This is a monumentally important film. My father was a public school teacher for 28 years and I can think of few other areas in our society that deserve this type of urgent scrutiny right now.
"Waiting for 'Superman'" opens next weekend in Las Vegas at Regal Village Square 18. Sadly, I don't think it's showing anywhere in the Reno area.
Once again, here's the trailer. I can't wait to see this film and I hope you'll see it, too.