Whether or not you agree with the position the personalities featured in "Waiting For Superman" take is one thing. The more important thing is the fact that this movie has inspired many people to join the debate over education reform.
Let's stop playing schoolyard games with teachers and their unions and get real. Teachers and their unions do not have "the coodies," we simply have and want to keep what all workers in this country should have.
To protect undergraduate education and increase the economic viability of our institutions, nontenurable faculty have to unionize, and unions should pour their money into organizing this growth market.
Whether it is through granting tenure to instructors or providing secure long-term contracts to teachers, it is clear that American higher education can only be saved if universities and colleges make instruction a central priority.