Up the Down Staircase (1967)
Batman is insulted on Ms. Barrett's chalkboard.
Up The Down Staircase is advertised on a marquee.
inspiration for title
The assistant principal calls out "Don't go up the Down staircase" on the first day of school as the kids burst through the doors. The 1967 movie also takes place in an over-crowded, under-staffed inner city school where the administration is more concerned with petty rules than with education.
Title mentioned by Dick Daring while he's freaking out