Skip to comments.Pro-School Choice Film Rattles Dems, DNC
Posted on 09/05/2012 10:13:20 AM PDT by Silentgypsy
The movie stars Oscar nominees Maggie Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis as two gritty women who try to take over a failing urban school. Oscar winner Holly Hunter plays a headstrong but compassionate union official fighting the womens plans.
The film played to an appreciative crowd last week at the Republican National Conventional in Tampa, with many movie goers driven to tears before the end credits rolled. Democrats also got a peek at the film yesterday, courtesy of a screening held by Democrats for Education Reform.
Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, acknowledged the films power and sense of urgency but said the movie uses the most blatant stereotypes and caricatures have ever seen even worse than those in Waiting for Superman the film affixes blame on the wrong culprit: Americas teachers unions.
(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...
Oops—name of movie is “Won’t Back Down.”
Can’t wait for TV’s “REVOLUTION”
I told my wife that we'll go to see Won't Back Down too!
Sir, what is the right culprit? Government? Parents? Money? Teachers? Why are our kids falling so far behind year after year, decade after decade, generation after generation?
It is the government who has thrown money at teachers, technology, building structures, programs, food for kids, etc.? The government has tried everything from "open classrooms" to changing paint colors and carpeted floors in the buildings. We have teachers that are paid for showing up because of union. Most college educated professionals works about 260 days per year on average. The typical teacher works 180 days per year. Teachers negotiate everything from Benefits and pay to school provided security and teacher lunches in the contracts. But because of unions, those contracts are not allowed to be performance based (not really). We can't reward the best teachers or fire the worst teachers without expensive arbitration, mediation and/or litigation.
The only thing we haven't tried to make our kids smarter is ending the collective bargaining arrangements for all public school teachers nation wide. I think we should give that a try before we privatize every single solitary school in the nation. What do you think? No? Just more spending huh? Pay the teachers more, give them a better retirement and the kids will get smarter? Is that your answer?
Go jump in a lake.
I also saw this preview before they showed 2016. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing.
I believe you’re operating under some sort of misapprehension. I posted the excerpt and the URL because it was interesting that an obviously anti-union film would be shown at the RNC *and* the DNC. I assumed that interested persons would go to the source URL. I pinged the homeschooling person because I thought it might be of tangential interest to that group, too.
P.S. I’m a little old lady. Because of my advanced years, I’m qualified to make the observation that you really need to cool your jets.
Maam, with all due respect. My rant was spurred by the comment in the article where a liberal argued that the film paints our education problem on the wrong culprit: Teachers Unions. It was the subject of the quote on which rant was intended.
I did not comment on the film and am anxious to see it. I believe a very large part of the challenge we have improving our education system is the unions.
My comments were directed at the baffoon in the article that was quoted about the "culprit" of our education problems.
My apologies if you thought that was directed toward you. I thank you for posting. I had not heard of the movie until I saw it here on FR. :o)
Oops again lol! I thought you believed that I sympathized with the teachers’ union which was most certainly not my intent.
Isn’t it wonderful that “2016,” “Occupy Unmasked,” and other movies that objectively critique certain aspects of our society are available before the election?
Now, the big job is to eliminate election fraud.