Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Last Stand for Children First: 2012 - A Banner Year in Education Reform

Last Stand for Children First: 2012 - A Banner Year in Education Reform:


2012 - A Banner Year in Education Reform

It was a banner year for education reform.  We told our story on the big screen in Won't Back Down and the movie broke 25 year old box office records.  It was also a heartwarming story of what can happen when parents band together to turn over public resources to corporations looking to take over a school.  It was easily one of the three most realistic school movies of the year along with Pitch Perfect and Red Dawn, which also demonstrated just how far our school children are falling behind Korea.

2012 was a great year for Michelle Rhee who showed herself as a true champion not only of putting students first, but of respecting second amendment rights as her organization endorsed many of the Michigan state legislators who pushed to allow concealed carry in Michigan schools.   After the Newtown shootings however, 

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