Last Friday’s newly released movie Won’t Back Down is another narrative about public education some don’t want us to see – those who don’t want to have the conversation about public education reform, and those who protect the status quo. The teachers’ unions.
Unfortunately, many won’t see this movie, perhaps buying into the criticism and hype about teacher’s union bashing, the attempts to discredit, and protests by teachers unions (Click). Opening weekend tabulations, which set a new record low, reflect that likely scenario. There is no shortage of controversy or critical reviews. Why does support for this education movie matter? Continue reading