I donâ€™t often watch documentaries because â€” well I have specific tastes that are hard to cater to â€” and lots of film markers see topics differently.
Iâ€™m not opposed to the idea of learning while I watch a movie, I just question what I want to learn.
But, beat an idea into my head long enough and eventually itâ€™ll stick. So yesterday while proofing what could very well be the last Morton Kondracke column, I read the name of the film again.
â€œWaiting for â€˜Superman.â€™â€ I cover the school board here in town so I figured itâ€™d be worth a watch.
I heard the educational system nationally was in a bind, reading about Michelle Rhee in Time Magazine and hearing from some old high school teachers from back home.
But I had no idea. I wonâ€™t get into any spoilers but at the end of the movie I was feeling disgusted that education in certain U.S. cities came down to an end like that. But elated for those lucky enough to get a leg up.
Watch the trailer and find out what I mean. Then go and rent the movie.