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10th Nov '17 11:25:28 AM StFan
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Often, though not always, has a racial/class element to it, with either a [[WhiteMansBurden white, sheltered teacher]] in a gun-ridden InnerCitySchool, or a black, fought-his-way-to-the-top teacher among privileged-but-bored upper-class white kids. Also has a strong tendency toward {{Glurge}}. Naturally, ''Website/TheOnion'' [[http://www.theonion.com/content/node/39341 went after this one]] but good.

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Often, though not always, has a racial/class element to it, with either a [[WhiteMansBurden white, sheltered teacher]] in a gun-ridden InnerCitySchool, or a black, fought-his-way-to-the-top teacher among privileged-but-bored upper-class white kids. Also has a strong tendency toward {{Glurge}}. Naturally, ''Website/TheOnion'' [[http://www.theonion.com/content/node/39341 went after this one]] but good.
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* This trope is applied in a military school in ''Film/MajorPayne''.
* ''Conrack''. See {{Literature}}

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* %%* This trope is applied in a military school in ''Film/MajorPayne''.
* %%* ''Conrack''. See {{Literature}}



* ''The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie''. See {{Literature}}.

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* %%* ''The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie''. See {{Literature}}.



* Played straight in ''Film/HunkyDory'', in which drama teacher Vivienne attempts to inspire the students of her apathetic school through a [[SchoolPlay rock musical rendition of Shakespeare]]'s ''TheTempest.''

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* Played straight in ''Film/HunkyDory'', in which drama teacher Vivienne attempts to inspire the students of her apathetic school through a [[SchoolPlay rock musical rendition of Shakespeare]]'s ''TheTempest.''Theatre/TheTempest.''



** [[SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism "Lambs to the slaughter here."]] - Marcia Donnelly

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** -->'''Marcia Donnelly:''' [[SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism "Lambs Lambs to the slaughter here."]] - Marcia Donnelly]]



* ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 3|AbsenceOfJustice}}'' does this on occasion, with Evil Academy having various difficulties after the former dean died [[spoiler:...sort of...]], and his immediate heir didn't exactly take care of the academy in his stead. With the administrators almost entirely being [[ChaoticStupid demons]], very little stands in the way of the academy falling apart. Then again, with the students almost entirely being demons, nobody really cares. (They're a bit more interested with [[spoiler:Tyrant Overlord Baal swiping their stuff]].) Despite all this, [[CloudCuckooLander Mr. Champloo]] still has his teaching integrity. [[spoiler:Helps that he had direct orders from the former Overlord to keep the academy from falling into an even ''deeper'' level of hell.]]

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* ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea}}'':
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''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 3|AbsenceOfJustice}}'' does this on occasion, with Evil Academy having various difficulties after the former dean died [[spoiler:...sort of...]], and his immediate heir didn't exactly take care of the academy in his stead. With the administrators almost entirely being [[ChaoticStupid demons]], very little stands in the way of the academy falling apart. Then again, with the students almost entirely being demons, nobody really cares. (They're a bit more interested with [[spoiler:Tyrant Overlord Baal swiping their stuff]].) Despite all this, [[CloudCuckooLander Mr. Champloo]] still has his teaching integrity. [[spoiler:Helps that he had direct orders from the former Overlord to keep the academy from falling into an even ''deeper'' level of hell.]]



* {{Inverted}} and {{parodied}} by Website/TheOnion. "[[http://www.theonion.com/articles/frustrated-innercity-students-running-out-of-ideas,31018/ Frustrated Inner-City Students Running Out Of Ideas To Motivate Teachers]]."

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* {{Inverted}} and {{parodied}} by Website/TheOnion. "[[http://www."[[https://www.theonion.com/articles/frustrated-innercity-students-running-out-of-ideas,31018/ com/frustrated-inner-city-students-running-out-of-ideas-to-1819574439 Frustrated Inner-City Students Running Out Of of Ideas To to Motivate Teachers]]."



* ''Stand and Deliver'' (see Movies) is parodied mercilessly in a ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode, where Cartman is sent to teach at an inner city high school. He takes on the pseudonym 'Mr Cartmenez' out of fear the pupils would outright murder a WASP teacher, and teaches the kids to cheat their way to the top, including talking one girl into getting an abortion because it's the ultimate form of cheating.
** "How do I reach these keeeds?"

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* ''Stand and Deliver'' (see Movies) is parodied mercilessly in a ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode, where Cartman is sent to teach at an inner city high school. He takes on the pseudonym 'Mr Cartmenez' "Mr. Cartmenez" out of fear the pupils would outright murder a WASP teacher, and teaches the kids to cheat their way to the top, including talking one girl into getting an abortion because it's the ultimate form of cheating.
** "How -->'''Mr. Cartmenez:''' How do I reach these keeeds?"keeeds?



* The [[http://www.teachforamerica.org Teach For America]] program hopes to inspire this, using people who who wouldn't normally be teachers.
** It has a UK equivalent called [[http://www.teachfirst.org.uk/ Teach First]]. Both are notorious for burning their teachers out by assigning ill-trained but well-meaning individuals to the toughest schools.

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* The [[http://www.teachforamerica.org Teach For America]] program hopes to inspire this, using people who who wouldn't normally be teachers.
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teachers. It has a UK equivalent called [[http://www.teachfirst.org.uk/ Teach First]]. Both are notorious for burning their teachers out by assigning ill-trained but well-meaning individuals to the toughest schools.



* Pat Conroy was a teacher before he sold his first book. His memoir of this, ''The Water is Wide'' got adapted twice.

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* Pat Conroy was a teacher before he sold his first book. His memoir of this, ''The Water is Is Wide'' got adapted twice.
10th Nov '17 11:14:57 AM StFan
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** About a decade earlier Poitier was on the other side of this, playing the ringleader of a classroom full of delinquents that Creator/GlennFord tries to reach in ''Blackboard Jungle''.

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** * About a decade earlier earlier, Poitier was on the other side of this, playing the ringleader of a classroom full of delinquents that Creator/GlennFord tries to reach in ''Blackboard Jungle''.



* Wonderfully parodied in ''Film/{{Hamlet 2}}'', when the teacher thinks of himself as saving both the drama program and his gangbanger students, but it turns out that [[spoiler:the kids are pretty well-off and get good grades, and they end up being the ones to save the teacher and his stuck-up pet students]].

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* Wonderfully parodied in ''Film/{{Hamlet 2}}'', ''Film/Hamlet2'', when the teacher thinks of himself as saving both the drama program and his gangbanger students, but it turns out that [[spoiler:the kids are pretty well-off and get good grades, and they end up being the ones to save the teacher and his stuck-up pet students]].



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12th Oct '17 10:47:35 AM CosmicFerret
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* [[TheAreasOfMyExpertise Teacher v. Unruly class; both learn lessons.]]

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* [[TheAreasOfMyExpertise [[Literature/TheAreasOfMyExpertise Teacher v. Unruly class; both learn lessons.]]
9th Sep '17 5:01:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* Simultaneously parodied and played straight in ''Film/HighSchoolHigh''. The school is initially absurdly run down and overrun by criminals, but Mr. Clark plays the "kindhearted CoolTeacher" trope pretty much straight.

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* Simultaneously parodied and played straight in ''Film/HighSchoolHigh''. The school is initially absurdly run down and overrun by criminals, but Mr. Clark plays the "kindhearted CoolTeacher" trope pretty much straight. Him being TheComicallySerious is part of the joke.
9th Sep '17 5:00:31 AM Morgenthaler
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* Simultaneously parodied and played straight in ''Film/HighSchoolHigh''.

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* Simultaneously parodied and played straight in ''Film/HighSchoolHigh''. The school is initially absurdly run down and overrun by criminals, but Mr. Clark plays the "kindhearted CoolTeacher" trope pretty much straight.
16th Apr '17 11:59:17 AM Argon2
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See Also SaveOurTeam, the sports version of this trope, and WhiteMansBurden, which also frequently appears in such works. Often overlaps with SuckySchool.

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See Also SaveOurTeam, the sports version of this trope, and WhiteMansBurden, which also frequently appears in such works. Often overlaps with SuckySchool.
SuckySchool. The protagonist is usually a PsychologistTeacher.
24th Oct '16 9:50:23 AM Morgenthaler
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Often, though not always, has a racial/class element to it, with either a [[WhiteMansBurden white, sheltered teacher]] in a gun-ridden InnerCitySchool, or a black, fought-his-way-to-the-top teacher among privileged-but-bored upper-class white kids. Also has a strong tendency toward {{Glurge}}. Naturally, ''TheOnion'' [[http://www.theonion.com/content/node/39341 went after this one]] but good.

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Often, though not always, has a racial/class element to it, with either a [[WhiteMansBurden white, sheltered teacher]] in a gun-ridden InnerCitySchool, or a black, fought-his-way-to-the-top teacher among privileged-but-bored upper-class white kids. Also has a strong tendency toward {{Glurge}}. Naturally, ''TheOnion'' ''Website/TheOnion'' [[http://www.theonion.com/content/node/39341 went after this one]] but good.
15th Oct '16 1:09:27 PM JujuP
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Nobody's school system is perfect, but some are ''[[SuckySchool really ]]''[[SuckySchool bad]]. Whether it's a single class that's lost the will to learn, or an entire school that would be "better off as a parking lot", the students that go here are only an inch from completely giving up on themselves -- if they haven't already. And just when all is darkest, here comes a new teacher...

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Nobody's school system is perfect, but some are ''[[SuckySchool really ]]''[[SuckySchool ]]''[[DustbinSchool bad]]. Whether it's a single class that's lost the will to learn, or an entire school that would be "better off as a parking lot", the students that go here are only an inch from completely giving up on themselves -- if they haven't already. And just when all is darkest, here comes a new teacher...
13th Oct '16 12:05:09 PM tropower
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* Played equally straight in 1999's ''Film/MusicOfTheHeart'', starring Creator/MerylStreep as Roberta Guaspari, the teacher who started the Harlem Schools Violin Program. And yes, it was also based on a true story.

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* Played equally straight in 1999's ''Film/MusicOfTheHeart'', starring Creator/MerylStreep as Roberta Guaspari, the teacher who started the Harlem Schools Violin Program. And yes, it was also based on a true story. Unfortunately, the focus is less on this trope, and more on the VerySpecialEpisode aspect of raising awareness of the importance of music education in schools[[note]]It was released at the height of Creator/{{VH1}}'s "Save the Music" campaign, which seeks to stop schools from cutting music education programs, and / or reinstating them in schools that already have.[[/note]].
11th Jun '16 12:46:29 AM ADrago
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* ''Film/DangerousMinds'' is a more recent example.
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