Last week I went to see the movie that I wanted to see since I heard that it’s coming – Waiting for Superman. To be honest… I was disappointed. I was expecting something more along Fahrenheit 911 – something that might make me to agree or disagree, but will make me think. This movie was talking a lot about what’s wrong with our schools, but I found its explanation of why or how they can be made better not very convincing. In some parts movie seemed to contradict itself. A private school that doesn’t let a child to come to a graduation ceremony, because her single mother is behind in payments? Goodness – that’s even more disgusting than failing public schools. A lot of blame was put on teachers’ unions that don’t allow firing bad teachers. I agree that this is something that is really appalling, but I still think that the answer is not only in having good teachers. I think that education starts at home – it starts with the attitude of parents. The movie showed 5 families that are all extremely concerned about their children education and have very limited choices. But children of the parents who don’t care have very few choices too. The movie was very passionate making a point that kids from poor families want to learn and can learn well, but the proof of this is magnet schools. How can these kids even get to lottery to get their chance at better education? Only if they have at least one caring adult in their lives. It would really require a Superman to change the fact that many parents think that it’s schools’ job to teach their children and that they don’t have to lift a finger to create a supportive environment at home.