The news stories and commentary keep coming about the documentary film Waiting for “Superman.” At the risk of beating a dead horse, here are a few more examples:
Must have been an oversight
The film had its Indianapolis debut Tuesday at an invitation-only screening sponsored by Mind Trust, a local education reform organization.
Speaking at the event were Mind Trust CEO David Harris, former Indianapolis Mayor Bart Peterson, Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett and M. Karega Rausch, education assistant to current Mayor Greg Ballard. The audience included Indianapolis Public Schools Superintendent Eugene White and at least a couple of writers for the Indianapolis Star.
Star columnist Matt Tully praises Waiting for “Superman” and urges readers to see it, but says it may bear the burden of unreasonable expectations – it’s too much to think that one movie may “finally put the country on a path toward solving its massive education problems.”
Another story describes the film and quotes Bennett and Harris. It also notes that representatives of the 50,000-member Indiana State Teachers Association were apparently left off the invitation list.
“We find it very disappointing that we were not included to participate (Tuesday) evening,” ISTA spokesman Mark Shoup told the Star. Continue reading