Excerpt from Waiting For "Superman"
So these union leaders are walking a political tightrope. I hope that more and more of them will find the courage to do the right things in support of true reform, and that they'll be able to bring the vast majority of union members along with them.
As far as the film is concerned, I hope the fairness and honesty I've tried to bring to this issue will be obvious to audiences, and I hope people will try to take what I'm offering and use it to help illuminate ways to improve our schools for the benefit of kids, rather than to bash teachers or unions or anyone else. But in the end that depends on the good will of people I have no control over. All I can do is try to serve the truth as I've found it, and that's what I've tried to do in Waiting For "Superman."
At the same time, I hope the overriding impression that people take away from the movie is a hopeful one. I didn't want to make a second film about education unless I could direct it in such a way that it would have a powerful impact and hold out some promise that it is possible to fix our schools.