Teachers union speaks out against new film 'Won't Back Down'
Movie tackles education reform in U.S.
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- Date Sep 13, 2012
Movie tackles education reform in U.S.
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-- it -- other news though today the issue at the heart of the teachers strike in Chicago that has left almost 400000.
Without any education this week is being taken up in -- soon to be released movie called it won't back down.
Teachers on the picket -- say one of their biggest concerns.
In Chicago is a new performance -- valuation system they don't like the way that they would be evaluated and this new film.
Take some that very issue.
Among other concerns with our children's education.
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-- and you can do is -- whom he.
I can't we.
Bob -- is education expert and he is director of the documentary called the cartel.
Which is another look at America's education system -- calls for massive reform.
Bob they eat and they're very worried apparently about this film won't back down goes in the teacher's union.
The head of the American Federation of Teachers Randi Weingarten -- really gone after this even though is apparently produced by somebody on the left.
Who's just had it with our with our public school system and how it leaves so many kids.
Behind your thoughts.
The director of the phone calls of a lifelong liberal and in fact the Democrats for education reform at a screening of the film at the Democratic Convention.
Where a lot of the mainstream Democrats showed up and applauded the film big panel discussion there -- Cory Booker mayor of -- Was there -- so it's it's it really is seen by some Democrats has a great thing.
This is starting at this union issue especially when it comes in the schools and the teachers is starting to -- across party lines used to be a Republican thing saying these.
You not that teachers but the teachers unions are doing more harm than good when it comes to educating our children.
Keeps the bad teachers and sort of a pass the trash system where teacher who gets in trouble just gets moved on to another district as opposed to fired it's virtually impossible to fire these teachers -- tenure and so on.
And now you're seeing more more Democrats say no.
We had -- -- -- is finally it's finally be Fisher in the democratic -- -- start to emerge on this what is talk about in the film.
Other films about what's called parent trigger law and that's win over 50% of the parents in what's considered a failing school by certain metrics.
Vote for a major overhaul they can vote to converted to a charter school which is public school but it's one usually run by.
A group outside the traditional system they can vote to shut down a failing school 51% of the parents they can vote to.
Basically -- half the staff fire half for all the teachings they can do all that despite the fact that there's a union that controls the teachers of that school that's right they're only about seven states that have the parent -- laws in fact I think it's exactly seven states but nevertheless that's what the movies about California was the first state to pass.
The parent trigger law signed by Governor Schwarzenegger actually.
And so that's what this movie.
We that would probably parents if your if your parents said school and he and you get 51%.
The of the parents to vote to shut down the -- started -- How I've -- and what happens once you get that 51.
Cents -- your perfect audience for the film won't back down that he'll get to see actually how it plays out all -- Even in California which is actually happen and they had the majority of parents -- to do this up and according to sign a petition basically.
It's still in court basically the union struck back and said we're gonna just hi you guys up in court for as long as you possibly can so that these remedies won't -- executed.
Apparently it's mile Davis who is gonna help who stars in this along with Maggie Maggie Gyllenhaal that's right two very powerful actresses and.
Holly Hunter the corrupt union official who tries to essentially.
By often bribed the just the mother who wants a better life for her daughter and basically say look we'll give you this stuff if you was to shut up and go away so all of that's portrayed in the film.
As it is now a dry eye in the house that certain important points in this film but Randi Weingarten again has called this divisive saying it reserves -- falsehoods an anti union stereotypes.
We'll film like this -- film like years.
Really -- difference make a difference well I think I think so in 2010 now waiting for Superman and Michael the cartel came out this is gonna make a big impact now I should also point out today is school choice -- today.
People all across America our -- are tweeting hash -- school choice backs so people can learn more about the school choice movement.
Bob thanks so much.
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