School Choice

Teachers Union Upset Over School Choice Movie

All the more reason to see Won't Back Down


In the wake of the Chicago teachers' strike, a film about parents who fight a teachers' union for control of a failing school is stirring controversy ahead of its release this Friday.

"Won't Back Down" is inspired by real events, and stars Maggie Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis as a parent and teacher who initiate a campaign under Pennsylvania's parent trigger law to take over and reform their children's union-run school.