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A Very Inconvenient Truth: Director Laments Teachers' Unions


"I know the inside-baseball people in education will criticize it."

This week, we showed you the trailer from the new documentary on public education called "Waiting for Superman." The film explains that public education is failing, and that alternatives (such as charter schools) are filling the void. But who does the director -- the same one who directed Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth" -- fault, in part, for the downfall? Teachers' unions.

"The [public school] system we've built works really well for the adults, like the unions, and the bureaucracy, and even the parents, but it's not working for the kids," the film's director Davis Guggenheim tells CNN yesterday.

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