30 Student High School YKTTW Discussion

30 Student High School
Teachers only seem to have one class to teach in High School.
(permanent link) added: 2012-12-06 16:33:04 sponsor: LeoStar edited by: Tuckerscreator (last reply: 2012-12-17 19:47:26)

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In movies about Education, the teacher-hero is only ever shown dealing with one particular class of students. In spite of the fact that this particular group only represents about 20% of the workload of an average high school teacher. No mention is ever made of the other four classes the teacher should be teaching.

Examples:

  • Stand and Deliver: only Escalante's eventual AP Calculus class receives any focus from the movie, or apparently their teacher.
  • Freedom Writers: a core group of about 20 or so inner city students are the focus of the movie. Any school so supposedly underfunded should have class sizes nearing forty.
  • Dead Poets Society: Perhaps somewhat justifiable, but there should still be more students than the small group featured. They can't spend their whole day in English.

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