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The Resource We the parents, a Go for Broke Pictures production ; directed by James Takata ; produced by Jennifer Walsh Takata, James Takata ; written by Jennifer Walsh Takata, James Takata

We the parents, a Go for Broke Pictures production ; directed by James Takata ; produced by Jennifer Walsh Takata, James Takata ; written by Jennifer Walsh Takata, James Takata

Label
We the parents
Title
We the parents
Statement of responsibility
a Go for Broke Pictures production ; directed by James Takata ; produced by Jennifer Walsh Takata, James Takata ; written by Jennifer Walsh Takata, James Takata
Contributor
Film distributor
Production company
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Public education has been an American value since before the Revolution, and it has, to put it mildly, weathered its share of storms. While the decentralized nature of our schools has allowed flexibility, creativity, and reform to take hold more swiftly than in other cultures, it has also allowed great inequities to become entrenched. With local property taxes the usual basis for funding, this is a system of 'Them that's got shall get, Them that's not shall lose.' James Takata's documentary We the Parents chronicles the fight to pass and test California's 'parent trigger' law, which provides a mechanism for parents to take on a failing school, possibly firing the principal or handing it over to a charter-school company. Takata masterfully tells a tale of struggling families in Compton who want more for their young children than the woefully inadequate instruction they apparently get at their local elementary. These poor, non-college-educated parents, just like those in the suburbs, see great potential in their children and believe they're entitled to a good, even excellent, education. Takata shines a light on people's lives as they realize what power they have. Even in his news-feature style, he provides suspense, heartache, victory, defeat, hope. We the Parents is a must-see civics lesson, an example of the power of grassroots organizing and of having a good lawyer, and of how seemingly small ideas can make big waves
Characteristic
videorecording
Language note
In English
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1980-
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  • Takata, James,
  • Takata, Jennifer Welsh,
  • Mollo, Michael John
  • Go for Broke Pictures (Firm)
  • Filmakers Library, inc
Runtime
61
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  • Elementary schools
  • School improvement programs
  • Educational law and legislation
Target audience
adult
Label
We the parents, a Go for Broke Pictures production ; directed by James Takata ; produced by Jennifer Walsh Takata, James Takata ; written by Jennifer Walsh Takata, James Takata
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed April 06, 2016)
Control code
ASP2860198/fln4
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (61 minutes)
Form of item
online
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)950613925
Video recording format
other
Label
We the parents, a Go for Broke Pictures production ; directed by James Takata ; produced by Jennifer Walsh Takata, James Takata ; written by Jennifer Walsh Takata, James Takata
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed April 06, 2016)
Control code
ASP2860198/fln4
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (61 minutes)
Form of item
online
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)950613925
Video recording format
other

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