Monday, September 17, 2012

Looks like a good movie: Won't Back Down

Won't Back Down will be out in a couple weeks. 

In Feel Good Movie Angers Union Boss Larry Sand reviews the movie.  His post starts with:

Won’t Back Down, a movie due to open nationally on September 28th, centers around two determined mothers, one a bartender and the other a teacher, who team up and try to transform their failing public school in Pittsburgh. Facing a powerful and entrenched bureaucracy, administrative corruption and the teachers union, they devote their lives to making a difference in the education and future of their children.

It’s a very good film – a film in which the educational establishment is presented in a realistic and honest way – the portrayal of good teachers, bad teachers and mediocre ones and the parents’ frustrations in dealing with the system’s bureaucracy are quite true to life. The union leaders are not caricatures, but they are like many that I knew and worked with during my long teaching career.

The trailer is below.  It looks worth seeing.

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