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

May 2, 2012 by twalker  
Filed under Featured News, Top Stories


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  
Filed under Charter Schools, Featured News, Top Stories


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 [...]