“Walmart, Right-Wing Media Company Hold Star-Studded Benefit Promoting Education Reform Film”

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 […]

” Won’t Back Down’ revived as centerpiece of corporate lobbying campaign”

“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 […]

More Articles On “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 […]

“Weingarten: ‘Won’t Back Down’ union stereotypes worse than ‘Waiting for Superman’”

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 […]

The Best Posts & Articles On Parent Trigger Movie “Won’t Back Down”

“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 […]

Irony Alert – NY Times Announces Parent Trigger Movie The Same Day LA Times Calls It A Disaster

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 […]