‘Waiting for Superman’ Director and Students to Meet with President Obama Monday

By Dschabner

Oct 10, 2010 5:37pm

President Obama is scheduled to meet Monday with Davis Guggenheim, the director of the new documentary "Waiting for Superman," and the five students featured in the film.

The film is quite controversial among progressives and labor unions, finding fault as it does with teachers' unions for many of the failures of the American public school educational system. Nonetheless, at a forum after a recent screening of the film in Washington, D.C., Education Secretary Arne Duncan called the film's release "a Rosa Parks moment," in that he hoped it would provoke discussion and awareness about a serious national issue.

The film tracks five public school students trying to flee failing schools by entering lotteries to enroll at charter schools.

– Jake Tapper

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