We the Parents (2013)




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This documentary follows a handful of mothers and fathers who take control of their children's education after a change in California law, known as a "parent trigger" law, allows them to have greater control over day-to-day decisions that affect the school their kids attend.
Documentary , Drama , Special Interest
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Critic Reviews for We the Parents

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (3)

Audiences may feel mixed emotions when at the end of the film a woman sums up her feelings about the campaign, declaring, "Now I know if a school ain't doing good, we can change that."

Full Review… | September 5, 2013
New York Times
Top Critic

"We the Parents," one-sided and promotional as it often feels, presents a possible solution, as well as the difficulties in achieving it.

Full Review… | August 15, 2013
Top Critic

We the Parents is a must-see civics lesson, an example of the power of grassroots organizing, of having a good lawyer, and of how seemingly small ideas can make big waves.

Full Review… | August 13, 2013
Village Voice
Top Critic

Equally inspirational and moving.

Full Review… | September 6, 2013
NYC Movie Guru

A fascinating look at the new frontier of America's public education crisis -- a timely, relevant snapshot of a cause in active motion.

Full Review… | August 22, 2013
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