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Schoolbook

Parents Want Options Beyond a "Trigger"

Friday, September 28, 2012

A parent-activist gave the movie "Won't Back Down" two thumbs down because, among other things, it oversimplifies the choices facing parents today. Most parents don't want to turn their schools over to private operators. Instead, she argues, they want neighborhood schools to have smaller class sizes, more art, music and science, and less time spent on standardized tests.

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Hollywood Film Puts Teachers on Defensive

Sunday, September 16, 2012

As schools in Chicago remain closed Monday, and the teacher's strike stretches into a second week, the brutal landscape of education politics is laid bare for all to see. Add to the mix a Hollywood movie that seems to blame the teachers' union for failing schools, and it's easy to understand why teachers may feel defensive.

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