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September 28, 2012
Won’t Back Down
This is a cultural crisis. What should Christians do? For the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet with The Point.
“Won’t Back Down,” opens today. The film stars Maggie Gyllenhaal as Jamie, a single mom desperately seeking help for her dyslexic child from a perpetually failing school, and Viola Davis as a teacher who joins Jamie to confront the school’s deep problems.
Though groups like the American Federation of Teachers have blasted the film, support has come from both sides of the political aisle—much like the documentary Waiting for Superman. It’s just undeniable that in certain areas of the country, public education is in real trouble, and it's time we talked about it.
And that “we” includes Christians. While many of us have settled on alternatives like Christian schools or homeschooling, many children—particularly those in impoverished neighborhoods, remain victims of very bad education. We can’t turn a blind eye to these kids. We must care.
It’s time the church asks, what can we do about this important issue? For thePoint, I’m John Stonestreet.
Fighting the Education Blob
John Fund | National Review | September 24, 2012
Won't Back Down Trailer