We the Parents

2013
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We the Parents
Not Rated | Release Date: August 16, 2013
Summary: We the Parents follows the people and events surrounding the first ever school transformation under California's 'Parent Trigger' law. Parents, with the help of the non-profit group Parent Revolution, gathered signatures from over 51% of the families at McKinley Elementary School in Compton, CA. When their petitions are turned in to theWe the Parents follows the people and events surrounding the first ever school transformation under California's 'Parent Trigger' law. Parents, with the help of the non-profit group Parent Revolution, gathered signatures from over 51% of the families at McKinley Elementary School in Compton, CA. When their petitions are turned in to the district, demanding that a charter school take over McKinley, the controversy begins. Everyday people, who simply want a better life for their children, suddenly find themselves doing extraordinary things: appearing on television, speaking at press conferences, lobbying in the state capital, and becoming community leaders. On their journey they inspire a national movement and discover that education is a political beast.
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Director: James Takata
Genre(s): Drama, Documentary, News
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 62 min
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