Plenty of folks will tell you that America’s public-education system is not all it could or should be, and that many schools are not serving their communities or students well. But the problems behind it all are tremendously complicated, and the answers are not likely to be any simpler. Complex and nuanced discussions of important political, social, and cultural issues aren’t usually the stuff of popular entertainment, and you’re not likely to attract a big audience by trying to analyze the many factors that go into improving bad schools. The people who made Won’t Back Down
weren’t going to let that stop them, and ultimately that’s its biggest problem -- direc...