Sunday, September 23, 2012

 Parents to Hold Red Carpet Event Protesting Lies, Distortions in New Movie “Won’t Back Down” 

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Contact; Stuart Marques, (917) 273-6194;tel:(917)%20273-6194
Parents to Hold Red Carpet Event Protesting Lies, Distortions in New Movie "Won't Back Down" 
Who: Parents, New Yorkers for Great Public Schools Coalition, Coalition for Educational Justice, New York Communities for Change, Class Size Matters, Alliance for a Quality Education, Change the Stakes and Parent VoicesNY.

What: Red Carpet Event at the world premiere of Won't Back Down, a fictionalized story inspired by California's Parent Trigger law, which allows parents to vote to close their school or turn it school over to private operation. Parents calling themselves "the real parents who 'Won't Back Down'" will speak out against the film, walk their own red carpet and hold movie posters with superimposed images of two of the film's prominent supporters, News Corp's Rupert Murdoch and Joel Klein.

Where: Ziegfeld Theater, W. 54th St. and between 6th Ave.   
When:  5 p.m. Sunday, September 23rd. 

Why: The events that inspired the film reveal the true intentions of  Parent Trigger law, namely to turn public schools over to for-profit management companies, which would exclude parents from the decision-making process about the future of their school. The film is being distributed by Fox, whose parent company, News Corp. has an education division headed by former NYC schools Chancellor Joel Klein.

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