Obama to Meet Waiting for Superman Director

Arne Duncan hails film as 'Rosa Parks moment'
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 11, 2010 10:51 AM CDT
In this Jan. 9, 2008, file photo a 12-year-old pins a button on himself supporting a Barack Obama portrayed as Superman.   (AP Photo/Seth Wenig/File)

(Newser) – Barack Obama will meet with director Davis Guggenheim and the five students who star in his much-talked about new documentary Waiting for Superman today at the White House, ABC reports. Though the film has proved controversial among some progressives because it is so critical of teachers' unions, the administration seems intent on embracing it. Education Secretary Arne Duncan recently called its release a "Rosa Parks moment," because it sheds light on a serious issue.

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