Won’t Back Down

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A David-vs.-Goliath story, directed by Daniel Barnz, about a teacher (Viola Davis) and a parent (Maggie Gyllenhaal) who join forces to save a failing public school from a wicked bureaucracy, hoping to turn it into a charter school where students not only learn but thrive. Facing mighty opposition from the powerful teachers' union and its boss (Holly Hunter), and a school board whose chairwoman (Marianne Jean-Baptiste) resists change, teachers and parents unite for a showdown.

Watch out for: Some intense emotional moments.

Rated: The Catholic News Service classification is A-II - adults and adolescents. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG - parental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children.

© Arlington Catholic Herald 1970