The soon-to-be released movie, “Won’t Back Down,” has emerged as the latest front in the education reform battle between unions and union critics. The movie, depicting a single mother who tries to turn around her daughter’s public school, was met with harsh criticism from Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers.
In a New York Times op-ed, Frank Bruni sends the message that we need to re-focus this battle and consider what’s most important:
Nothing — nothing — is more important than the education of our children, and while various interests will make competing claims about whether it’s improving or slipping and how best to measure that, education certainly isn’t at the level we want or need it to be. Public education, that is.