Waiting for Superman: DVD Review
Waiting for Superman
Released by Universal Home entertainment
Waiting for Superman is a doco about the American
education system and its failings.
Guggenheim (who brought us An Inconvenient Truth) its USP is that this doco
blames weak teachers for the failing students rather than the system itself.
Choosing to follow a clutch of kids from all sides of
America and their families who want the best for them educationally, it manages
to humanize the issue. Throw into the mix some inspirational teachers who're
trying to make the difference after realizing what's wrong and some damning
evidence (and some anecdotal) about where it's going wrong and you've got a
fairly potent mix.
Mix in animations and clips
from the School of Rock and The Simpsons and Waiting for Superman aims to get
its message out to all - many will appreciate what it's saying; some will feel,
once again, that the doco maker is following his own agenda.