t r u t h o u t | "Waiting for 'Superman'": A simplistic view of education reform?: "In the eyes of some education observers, 'Waiting for 'Superman'' oversimplifies the problems facing US students and implies an education reform silver bullet for struggling public schools.
'Waiting for 'Superman,'' opening Friday in New York and Los Angeles, has generated buzz for months in education circles. Everyone from Oprah Winfrey to Bill Gates is celebrating the documentary, which tells the emotional stories of five students who have entered lotteries to get into successful public charter schools.
Yet in the eyes of some education observers, the movie oversimplifies the problems facing US students and implies a silver-bullet fix for struggling public schools."