Joe Clark is a bad man. And we mean that in the best possible way, as in "don't fuck with him." When Paterson, New Jersey's Eastside High School found itself on the brink of being taken over by the state due to piss poor test scores, Clark was brought on board as principal to right the sinking ship.
Lean On Me is a movie Very Loosely Based on a True Story
, about a tough new school principal who brings a new level of order to an otherwise chaotic school.
(I have yet to watch the movie; have only seen various clips from it; input from those more familiar with it would be helpful.)