If you’ve seen or heard about the movie “Won’t Back Down” – about two mothers who will stop at nothing to transform their children’s failing inner city school – here’s a look at a the real-life version as parents are doing what they can to change Desert Trails Elementary School in Adelanto, CA, which was actually a reported inspiration for the film, according to an article on The Huffington Post.

According to the article, Desert Trails Elementary currently ranks in the bottom third of California schools with similar demographics and has been on the federal watch list for failing schools for six years. In the school, 100 percent of students qualify for free or reduced-price lunches, 62 percent of students are Hispanic and 27 percent are black. One-quarter of students do not speak English at home, and 15 percent of students tested in 2011 had disabilities.

Click here to read the full story about what parents are doing to help their school.


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