[caption id="attachment_31659" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="The issue of school reform has been heavily debated in recent months."]The issue of school reform has been heavily debated in recent months.[/caption]

In a new film called Waiting for Superman, there is a scene in which hidden-camera video shows a teacher reading a newspaper and looking at his watch while his students fool around. Another scene shows slow-motion footage of teacher union leaders giving speeches opposing school reform.

Directed by the same filmmaker who made An Inconvenient Truth, the documentary could do for public education what the...

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