[Waiting for Superman] promotes an absurdly simplistic view of teaching, in which teachers are either good or bad. As soon as we fire the bad ones, we will have only good teachers and top-quality education. This ignores the reality for the vast majority of teachers who are trying but struggling. These teachers are performing one of the the most important and difficult jobs in the country. They need to be supported, and their jobs made more manageable, in order for them to succeed.Mr. Allen, a "postdoctoral research fellow at the Program for Evolutionary Dynamics at Harvard University" who studies "evolutionary game theory and other topics in evolution and complex systems," gives a thoughtful, critical review of the documentary film Waiting for Superman in this blog post.