Waiting for Superman, the controversial documentary by Academy Award-Winning director, Davis Guggenheim, takes on the state of public education in America. This 2010 film follows five students from California and New York as they face a lottery that determines their school placement. Emotions run high as the parents of the featured children struggle to ensure that their children will have a fighting chance at an excellent education in a less than perfect system. Whether or not one agrees with Guggenheim’s assessment of charter schools and teachers’ unions, the film presents vital points for discussion on how to approach the complex problems facing the nation’s schools. Read reviews from The Nation, New York Times Magazine, New Yorker Magazine and the Los Angeles Times.