Not content with having one movie about the parent trigger flop, proponents are now unveiling another. We The Parents is a new documentary about the failed Parent Revolution effort to use the parent trigger in Compton, California. Thanks to Alexander Russo, I’ve embedded the video below. Here’s what Variety says about the movie: “We the […]
Five-Minute Film Festival: Parent-Teacher Partnerships is a must-see collection of videos and resources about…parent-teacher partnerships. Amy Erin Borovoy has put it together over at Edutopia.
Here are even more good additions to The Best Posts & Articles On Parent Trigger Movie “Won’t Back Down”: A Political Football in the Classroom: ‘Won’t Back Down,’ With Maggie Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis is by The New York Times. Director of “Won’t Back Down” Tries to Explain, but Questions Remain is by Anthony Cody […]
“Won’t Back Down” Film Pushes ALEC Parent Trigger Proposal is a very thorough article from The Center For Media and Democracy bout the film and the policy. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles On Parent Trigger Movie “Won’t Back Down.”
I’ve written a lot about the upcoming pro-parent trigger film, Won’t Back Down. Check out a review by someone who has seen it, Rita Solnet, which appeared in The Washington Post.
FAQ on the Controversial Film Won’t Back Down: What Parents Need to Know is by Leonie Haimson at the Huffington Post. I’ve been writing a lot about this film, but Leonie brings it all together there…..
I’ve previously posted about the upcoming film romanticizing the parent trigger and the ironic benefit Walmart is sponsoring to unveil it. Thanks to Alexander Russo, I learned about an excellent In These Times article about the controversy, Walmart, Right-Wing Media Company Hold Star-Studded Benefit Promoting Education Reform Film. My Center For Teaching Quality colleague Jose […]
The Annenberg Institute for School Reform has produced the film “Parent Power” and is offering a copy of it, along with a “viewers guide” for free, though they are charging $10 for shipping and handling. You can also view it online for free. You can order it here. Here’s how they describe it: Through the […]
“Won’t Back Down” revived as centerpiece of corporate lobbying campaign is the headline of a Washington Monthly article. Here’s how it begins: The cringe-inducing anti-teachers’ unions movie may have had the backing of wealthy corporate education reformers, but the magnates couldn’t seem to use their entrepreneurial spirit to cobble together a decent flick. The astroturfers […]
I’ve posted a number of videos related to parent engagement over the years, and I thought that it would be useful to collect the best ones in one post. You can find links to all my parent engagement “Best” lists here. Here are my choices for The Best Videos On Parent Engagement: The Annenberg Institute […]
Public education’s new quick fix is a good piece at Salon about the parent trigger and the recent “Won’t Back Down” film. Here’s how it ends: The quest for easy fixes is seductive. But the more we look for Hollywood-style magic bullets, the less we focus on what makes public schools work. I’m adding it […]
Diane Ravitch reports that “Won’t Back Down,” the parent trigger-pushing film, is now officially a box office flop. Read the details at “Won’t Back Down” Continues to Plummet. I’m adding this info to The Best Posts & Articles On Parent Trigger Movie “Won’t Back Down.”
Here are new additions to The Best Posts & Articles On Parent Trigger Movie “Won’t Back Down”: ‘Won’t Back Down’: Film critics pan parent-trigger movie — update is from Valerie Strauss at The Washington Post. Reaction to “Won’t Back Down” Shows Critics Have Learned Something is by Anthony Cody at Education Week Teacher. ‘Won’t Back […]
American Federation of Teachers Randi Weingarten has just published a critique of the new “Won’t Back Down” movie, ‘Won’t Back Down’ union stereotypes worse than ‘Waiting for Superman.’ Here’s an excerpt: I don’t recognize the teachers portrayed in this movie, and I don’t recognize that union. The teachers I know are women and men who […]
“Won’t Back Down” is the upcoming theatrical movie made by the producers who brought us “Waiting For Superman.” It’s about a fictitious version of the parent trigger idea (see The Best Resources For Learning Why The Parent Trigger Isn’t Good For Parents, Kids Or Schools. Here are my choices for the best posts and articles […]
“Parent Trigger And Why We Need To Talk [Let's Be A Solution] is a great post by Jose Luis Vilson that’s a follow-up to the article I posted about earlier today. It’s a must-read….
The same day the Los Angeles Times details the disaster of the parent trigger, The New York Times runs an article about an upcoming Hollywood movie about….the parent trigger. Financed and produced by the same people who did “Waiting For Superman,” the movie takes place in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania doesn’t have such a law). One major […]
The New York Times has published a must-see photo of a parent holding a sign saying “I Can’t Bake 2.8 Billion Cupcakes.” She was protesting school aid cuts, combined with tax benefits for the wealthy. You can read more about the reason behind the protest sign at The Times’ article.
I’m a big proponent of teachers making home visits, and I wrote a chapter about it in my book on parent engagement. I work closely with the Parent-Teacher Home Visit Project, which happens to be based in Sacramento. I thought it might be useful if I brought together some of the related resources I’ve posted […]
I’ve just watched the movie “Dangerous Minds” (I might have been one of the few teachers out there who hadn’t seen it earlier). It’s an engaging movie, but it’s one in a long line of nauseatingly paternalistic hero teacher films out there. However, it does have a great two minute clip of a teacher home […]