Top Ten Teacher Movies - Page 3
Morgan Freeman stars as Joe Clark, a tough principal tasked with raising test schools and improving overall academic performance at the worst high school, Eastside High, in Paterson, New Jersey. Clark uses unconventional methods to increase school pride and improve behavior in an effort to improve the schools test schools. He goes so far as to chain the doors of the building to keep the bad elements out, while keeping the good students safe.
By most accounts Teachers should not be the best movie on this list, but in my opinion it contains more actual truths about education than any other film on the list or for that matter education film I’ve seen. Nick Nolte plays Alex Jurel, a teacher who has all but given up on the education system and his students. He decides to give it one last try, buck the system and teach. Jurel is surround by a group of teachers fighting over ditto machines, sleeping in class, and a gym teacher sleeping with students. For good measure an outpatient from a local mental hospital take a substitute job, dressing up as historical figures to teach his classes.