The new film "Won't Back Down" stars Maggie Gyllenhaal as a single mom who, frustrated by her daughter's education, leads a movement to take over the school.
The film is fiction, but "trigger laws," which enable parents to petition to take over failing schools, are becoming a national trend and laws are on the books in seven states.
Education advocacy was also in the 2010 documentary "Waiting for Superman" and it's not a coincidence: Both films were produced by Walden Media.
- Stephanie Simon, National Education reporter for Reuters
This segment aired on August 22, 2012.