The release of the new education film, Won't Back Down, starring Viola Davis and Maggie Gyllenhaal, adds another voice to the clamoring debate about education. Sadly, it's another voice of blame.
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Even famous faces Viola Davis and Maggie Gyllenhaal couldn't help "Won't Back Down," which set a record over the weekend for worst film opening ever.
Won't Back Down will not enlighten. It will feed polarization and contribute to the misguided habits of thought that already plague educational policy-making in this country.
Can a feature-length movie help promote the reform of our schools?
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