“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 […]
It’s a cliche, but sometimes truth is, indeed, stranger than fiction. Walmart is sponsoring a concert to “salute teachers” and benefit Teach For America, where they’ll also show scenes from an upcoming anti-teacher movie on the “parent trigger.” I’ve previously written several posts about the movie, and here’s the trailer: Thanks to Leoni Haimson for […]
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 […]
Here’s a trailer for a new movie, “Parent Power”: Parent Power Trailer from Annenberg Institute on Vimeo. It’s directed by Norm Fruchter, a senior policy advisor at the Annenberg Institute for School Reform.
I also published this post at my Websites of the Day blog. I’m adding it to The Best Sources Of Parent Engagement Advice For Teachers. Alma Avalos, the extraordinary bilingual aide who works with me, and I are going to start intensively using Remind to send weekly text messages to our students and their parents […]
Cleveland Administrator Launches College Tours for Parents is the title of a pretty interesting Education Week article. It describes the work of the leader of parent engagement for the Cleveland school district. Here’s an excerpt: Among the administrator’s most successful parent-engagement undertakings are the Parent University College Tours, which provides parents a much-needed firsthand look […]
The Cobb County School Board is considering a member’s suggestion that if a parent doesn’t attend a teacher conference, then the parent could be banned from attending their child’s graduation. Here’s a news report on the proposal: This is a definite addition to The Worst Parent Engagement Ideas.
Here’s a video about a parent training program in Kentucky. You can learn more about it in this short piece at Education Week.
I’ve written several posts about the Parent Mentor Program of the Logan Square Neighborhood Association in Chicago. Today, The Seattle Times published a special feature on the same program: Lessons for locals on power of parents in schools is the headline of their article. Here’s the video they included in the article: And here’s a […]
NBC News Looks At The National PTA is the headline of a good post over at Education Week that discusses this interview with the new President of the PTA (I’ve previously posted about him). The interview is okay, but the commentary by Ed Week blogger Mark Walsh is really worth reading… Visit NBCNews.com for breaking […]
One of the few good things that have come out of this year’s NBC Education Nation is a short segment on the work of the Parent Teacher Home Visit Project. Here’s the video (you can find the transcript here): Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy I’m adding it to: […]
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 […]
I’ve published several posts about the parent mentor in Chicago sponsored by the Logan Square Neighborhood Association. Here’s another article, along with a video, on it. It’s titled Parent-mentor program helps with education involvement.
“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 […]
It’s that time of year again, so here’s a listing of what I believe to be my best posts during the second half of the year on building parent engagement in schools. You can see Part One here. You might also be interested in a listing of all my parent engagement-related “The Best…” lists. Here […]
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.”
I thought readers might find it helpful for me to again post links to all my “The Best” lists related to parent engagement: The Best Ideas On How Parents Can Help Their Kids Succeed Academically “The Best Research Available On Parent Engagement” The Best Reasons Why Parents Should Be Looked At As Allies & Not […]
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 […]