Written September 30, 2012
This was a very-well conceived movie about the challenges parents and teachers face when attempting to take over a school with a failing track record. The actors were perfect for their roles, and in more than one instance, there were scenes that brought tears to my eyes. Maggie Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis were the perfect pair, leading the charge for school reform.
Written September 29, 2012
The title and subject of this movie sounded rather uninteresting, but I was pleasantly surprised! It is extremely well done, is very exciting to watch, and left me inspired. I highly recommend it.
Written October 09, 2012
If you have ever questioned your child's teachers or your child's school... This is an encouraging, empowering movie. If you have had children with learning disabilities this is for you. If you have never had any problems and have been lucky enough to live in a perfect school district this is also for you! It's eye opening and informative. Your child's school is only as good as it's parents and you can not count on the school system to be there for your child. I loved this movie! It brought me to tears and made me smile. We are our child's best advocate! Ask questions..don't settle and if your not happy CHANGE IT! I love supporting these kinds of positive, life changing movies. Go see it!
Written October 02, 2012
From the previews I could not wait to see this film, as a former teacher myself with relatives and friends still teaching. Then I read some of the critics responses, especially from the Teachers Union who felt they were mis represented and I began to wonder if this was just more "union" bashing. But I went anyway and I'm glad I did. Yes, it's an over the top message film..but anyone knows we have many broken schools, drop out rates are high and on and on. We know that.
Everyone from Parents to kids to administrators to teachers to government to school boards share in the blame. So I think the Unions criticism is unfair and that's the problem. We all think the other guy is to blame. But the film, if you go, might give you a sliver of hope if it means leaving with a since of empowerment. The question they leave you with is...will you be part of the solution or the problem. Go
Written October 09, 2012
I loved the movie!. The passion the two mothers had was encouraging. Too bad in today's society, you don't see that passion about our children's education where I live. The people who should see this movie won't. This is a movie that everyone should see! I saw teamwork, passion, strength, focus and determination in this film and it has inspired me to focus on my goals and follow what I believe in. A mother's love will give her the strength to do whatever needs to be done for her children. Go see it, you will be inspired also.