AM News: DNC Approval, Meager Protest For Parent Trigger Showing
Democratic Split Over Education Reform Tested By Hollywood Movie Huffington Post: The request for a Charlotte screening went to the highest levels of the Obama administration, which passed the decision off to the Democratic National Committee, according to a source with knowledge of the chain of events. [Related: Like GOP, Dems Likely to Offer Little on Education National Journal]
Teachers unions' alliance with Democratic Party frays LA Times: The screening was not an official convention event, but required approval from the highest levels of the White House and the Democratic Party, according to the Huffington Post. In a measure of blessing, convention chairman and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa stopped by to speak briefly to the attendees.post charlotte. [Related: Convention Keynoter Has Pressed Ed. Agenda as Mayor EdWeek]
"Parent Trigger" Gets the Hollywood Treatment in Charlotte EdWeek: Parent-trigger laws—now in four states—are getting their "red carpet moment," first on the silver screen with the film "Won't Back Down," and now at the political conventions. There was a sprinkling of protestors—I counted about four, though there may have been a couple others—gathered outside who criticized the film.
Teachers unions' alliance with Democratic Party frays Los Angeles Times: Teachers unions have been the Democratic Party's foot soldiers for more than half a century, providing not only generous financial backing but an army of volunteers in return for support of their entrenched power in the nation's public schools.