Controversial film addresses 'trigger laws'
New movie portrays victory by parents
- Duration 3:25
- Date Sep 24, 2012
New movie portrays victory by parents
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I to Hollywood movie ripped from a real headlines around the country getting a lot of attention got a group of moms.
Take on failing teachers.
A lot of these.
Kids can -- had.
And want to be teaching them geometry problem he uses that no one expects them do well also they don't come -- Look around I'm a cop this drones these games you just goalie change -- you really think you could turn this around.
Can save -- a 100%.
This version of new film is called won't back down its executive producer Michael clarity joins us live right and her -- -- -- -- -- We just saw.
Number and a mom's right there they will not let their children be doomed by a broken education system.
Yes Maggie Gyllenhaal.
Plays a mom Irish of course -- should get a lot of fight -- And her daughter is in the worst classroom an entire state of Pennsylvania and all she wants -- her to move across the hall where the best teacher in the state of Pennsylvania is.
And it's about all the different obstacles she runs into.
As well as how enormous.
The different opportunities are for kids basically -- -- the flip of the coin tried exactly what neighborhood they grew -- in their sanction that they have to go to that particular school and as you bring out in the movie.
-- across the -- -- have the best teacher against the worst teacher this is about the parents getting their voice back this movie right.
Absolutely and it's about parents knowing what's best for their kids and sometimes the arrogance the parents will run into.
With a very powerful status quo when they say what they wanna do a lot of times will be packed and -- -- descended until we know better what he -- what you wanna make this movie.
We want to make this film because for the last thirteen years we've been making movies based on.
Books to kids read in school so we've developed great relationship to teachers all across the country.
And we've met so many great teachers and we see what they're up against.
And we want to make a movie that really celebrated profession of teaching.
But also celebrated the sacrifice the parents will make for their kids any link that -- go to and Michael there -- a lot of parents out there right now who feel that there's -- school that there children attend may not be up.
You've been thinking about that's a long time -- how we fix our school.
Parents need more choice.
And I think it's it's that simple if parents can have a choice in terms of weird -- -- -- can -- -- the ones that know best may need to know that.
No kids' education should be dictated by their zip code -- But but we all know that politically.
That's not very popular at least with the unions and and isn't -- the democratic stance that.
Vouchers are not a good idea of giving parents choice not a good idea what's been interesting about this -- -- we've really seen a split between the teachers union.
And the Democratic Party and one of the first places that we showed this movie was at the Democratic Convention so we had every right -- we have mayor Booker.
And a lot of the great bright shining -- to the party particularly people who know.
How much failing schools a -- affect poor and minority communities.
They've been great supporters of the film and great supporters of shaking up the status -- up well let's hope that a life imitates art and in this case it's a brand new movie it's opening this this Friday wide all over the country.
Won't back down Michael thank you very much Steve thank you very much.
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