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    The Ticket to the American Dream: School Choice

    “School choice wasn’t the difference between two schools; it was the difference between two different paths of life,” said Friendship Collegiate Academy senior Daniel Spruill at the 2014 National School Choice Week whistle-stop event in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday night. In its fourth year, National School Choice Week (NSCW) celebrates … More

    "Won't Back Down" Provides Insight into Current Education Debate

    Last Friday marked the opening of Won’t Back Down, a film that has brought renewed attention to school reform. The film covers a range of education issues, from teacher tenure reform and unions to school choice. In the film, Maggie Gyllenhaal plays the role of Jamie Fitzpatrick, a single mother … More

    Q&A: "Won't Back Down" Producer Brings School Choice to Big Screen

    The movie “Won’t Back Down” opened yesterday in more than 2,500 theaters across America. The film brings to the big screen the highly charged issue of education reform by showcasing how two committed parents take on the establishment. With a cast of stars, including Maggie Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis, the … More

    Morning Bell: Hollywood Steps Up in "Won't Back Down"

    A new movie opens in theaters today that couldn’t be more timely. The school year is hitting its stride, and the teachers union in Chicago just captured the national spotlight by strong-arming that city to meet its demands—at the expense of students and taxpayers. The time is ripe for a … More

    "Won't Back Down" Message: Empower Parents

    Stories like the Chicago Teachers Union strike or SAT scores hitting a 40-year low have brought the urgency of educational underperformance to the fore this fall. Walden Media’s new movie Won’t Back Down is certain to further a much-needed discussion about education reform that couldn’t come soon enough. At The … More

    Parents “Trigger” Reform in California

    Since last January, every parent in California of a child in a failing public school has had the legal right to petition and invoke one of four turnaround models. Yesterday, in a revolutionary move, parents at McKinley Elementary School, part of the Compton Unified School District, did just that, becoming … More