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Won't Back Down vs Waiting For Superman

A bit of background on these two movies: Both are about crappy public schools that don't so much care anymore about the success of the students and movements to reform said schools. Waiting for Superman was however a documentary while Won't Back Down is a drama starring Maggie Gyllenhaal) and Viola Davis (videos and trailers here: http://www.ranker.com/list/won-and-_39_t-back-down-movie-quotes/movie-and-tv-quotes). Both have been criticized for inaccuracies or being hidden propaganda created by the charter school movement.

A few things about these accusations make me think and I'm curious to hear supporting or opposing opinions for any of these topics. Should drama movies be held accountable for inaccuracies in the same way like documentaries? If these movies are created by the charter school movement, should that be allowed? What if it's declared in an obvious way? Any other thoughts on this topic?

 
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