The anti-public school teacher, "parent trigger" film "Won't Back Down" is being shown by the Philadelphia School District Office of Family and Community Engagement in partnership with the Woman's Christian Alliance as part of the District's October, Parent Appreciation month. It will be screened at 440 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA in the main auditorium on Wednesday, October 15th at 6pm. Event sponsors include: Comcast Internet Essentials, GPS, and E.A.R.T.H.S.
Two critical articles from its theater release two years ago:
The film showing of Won't Back Down, on October 15th, was shut down by student protesters. During their protest, the sponsor of the screening, School Reform Commission member Sylvia Simms, shouted at the students, "You must go to failing schools!" and "You belong in jail."
Will Bunch @ Philadelphia Daily News - October 16th, 2014
Philadelphia Public School Notebook - October 16th, 2014
School protesters say SRC member Simms yelled, disparaged their schools
Philadelphia Inquirer - October 16th 2014
Philadelphia Students Fight for Their Schools (Did SRC Member Really Say That?)
Diane Ravitch's blog - October 16th, 2014