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‘Won’t Back Down’: Parent Trigger Gets the Hollywood Treatment

May 2, 2012 by twalker  
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By Tim Walker In September, just as Oscar season is heating up, the movie “Won’t Back Down” will hit the theaters, promising to tell the inspiring story of a teacher and a parent – Viola Davis and Maggie Gyllenhaal – who join forces to transform their kids’ struggling school. According to 20th Century Fox, “Won’t [...]

Beware Pro-Charter School “Parent” Groups

May 19, 2011 by ajehlen  
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By Alain Jehlen Parents are among the strongest supporters of public education. So attacks by groups claiming to represent parents are particularly painful for public educators. After all, nobody becomes a parent or an educator in order to get rich. But sometimes a group that claims to represent parents actually has anti-public school activists in [...]