'Waiting for Superman' looks for answers about our educational system
“Rarely is the question asked: Is our children learning?” former President George W. Bush memorably mused a decade ago. That’s exactly what director Davis Guggenheim (“An Inconvenient Truth,” “It Might Get Loud”) asks in “Waiting for Superman,” a film that ultimately raises more questions than it answers. That’s not a bad thing at all. Even if you object to Guggenheim’s findings or what he leaves in or leaves out, “Waiting” is a great conversation-starter about a topic we should all be discussing. In the wake of the much-ridiculed, much-vilified “No Child Left Behind” program, Guggenheim sees a system in which plenty of children are not only left behind, they’re left in the dust.