The parents in "Waiting for 'Superman,' " just like parents everywhere, are willing to do whatever it takes to get a great education for their children. But for too long, we've told them to stand on the sidelines while others fight over what is best for their children.
Women are at least 17 percent more likely to have a cesarean section at a for-profit hospital than at one that operates as a non-profit. A surgical birth can bring in twice the revenue of a vaginal delivery.
While safety and academic success are often primary concerns, other considerations often go unspoken or fall completely to the wayside, like how to deal with emotional distress, weather failure, and balance the rigors of time management.