Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Educators Respond to "Won't Back Down" Movie
If you are writing about “Won’t Back Down,” you should contact us.
Quite simply, Walden Films and 20th Century Fox cannot back up what is in “Won’t Back Down,” the new film directed by Daniel Barnz and starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis and Holly Hunter.
The National Education Policy Center, based at the University of Colorado, has looked into the issue of “parent triggers” and other school choice options depicted in the movie scheduled for release on September 28.
We have joined with education experts from UCLA, U.C. Berkeley, the University of Illinois and the City University of New York to study this movie and separate what is real from what is fiction.
More than entertainment, this film is being used as a vehicle to promote “parent triggers” and “teacher triggers,” bash teachers and their union and trash traditional schools.
“Won’t Back Down” starts with the words “Based on actual events.” However, very little in this film actually happened -- anywhere.
Please contact us if you are interested in receiving our reports related to this movie by e-mail or if you would like to interview one of the faculty members who researched this topic.
Call or e-mail Jamie Horwitz at 202/549-4921, firstname.lastname@example.org or Amy Shenker at 301/412-2616, email@example.com.