Waiting For Superman may make you angry, sad or frustrated – if the state our our nation’s system of education hasn’t already done so -but it invites us to an argument worth having. Are we not the guardians of our future? Will we not want such a responsability placed in the most capable hands?
The question is not simply a matter of recalibrating the amount we spend per capita on prisoners and students. Rather, it is a matter of making education as profitable as prison construction.