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    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

    WATCH: "Won't Back Down" Producer at The Bloggers Briefing

    The movie “Won’t Back Down“ opens this Friday with an inspiring message about education reform. At today’s Bloggers Briefing, Chip Flaherty, executive vice president and publisher at Walden Media, will talk about the film and its important message. Watch it live at noon ET on Heritage’s Livestream channel. The movie is already … More

    Union Strong-Arming Rewarded in Chicago

    The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) has ended its seven-day strike, agreeing to a contract negotiated by the union and the school district. At the expense of 350,000 children and taxpayers throughout the state, the union has won big. The union secured a 3 percent salary increase in the first year, … More

    Condoleezza Rice's Inspirational Remarks on School Choice

    Listening to Condoleezza Rice’s speech at the Republican convention the other night, I have never felt so proud. Not because, like me, she is African American—and not because, like me, she is conservative—but because she makes everything so clear. We both grew up in the South and experienced so many … More

    Morning Bell: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of a New School Year

    As of today, the vast majority of American students have begun a new school year. As lunches are packed and carpool lines grow, Heritage reviews the good, bad, and ugly in education. The Good Support for school choice is at an all-time high. In a poll released in August, school … More

    Morning Bell: We Can Change America's Course

    Entering the final stretch of the presidential contest, Americans are facing a monumental choice. The American people will decide the direction of government and its role in their lives for the coming years. The debate in Tampa this week raised a number of issues, including preserving the American dream of … More

    Back to School: Some Surprising Education Numbers

    As children head back to the classrooms, let’s look at two important figures to consider this school year: 308,000 and $11,400. 308,000: Number of members lost by the National Education Association. Education special interest groups, such as the teachers unions, are experiencing a decline in membership. As Stephen Sawchuck reports … More

    Back to School: How Can We Truly Help Minority Students?

    Last month President Obama signed an executive order to form the new White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans. According to the White House, the new initiative, which will work across federal agencies, “aims to ensure that all African American students receive an education that fully prepares them … More