Education: Watch “Waiting for Superman”

Earlier today, Politico reported that Obama watched the new documentary, Waiting for Superman.

President Obama recently watched the new documentary “Waiting for Superman” in the White House screening room, a senior White House aide tells POLITICO.

In an interview with Matt Lauer on Monday, Obama called film about the nation’s struggling education system “heartbreaking” and “powerful.”

“When you see these parents in the film, you are reminded [of]…their stake in their kids, their wanting desperately to make sure their kids are able to succeed,” he said.

When it comes to education, children “shouldn’t depend on the bounce of a ball,” Obama said, referring to the education lottery system for charter schools, which some parents in the film depended on to place their children into better schools.

Watch this trailer and pledge to see this important documentary about education in American.

See the web site.

See also this clip from Meet the Press on Sept. 26th, 2010.


Check out the companion book to the film, Waiting for Superman.