Black teacher Pete Dixon tries to teach the students at Walt Whitman High to be tolerant. He is assisted by girlfriend and school counselor Liz and student teacher (later teacher) Alice. The students love him.

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 Pete Dixon (113 episodes, 1969-1974)
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 Liz McIntyre (113 episodes, 1969-1974)
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 Principal Seymour Kaufman (113 episodes, 1969-1974)
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 Alice Johnson (113 episodes, 1969-1974)
Heshimu Cumbuka ...
 Jason / ... (90 episodes, 1969-1974)
David Jolliffe ...
 Bernie (83 episodes, 1969-1974)
Judy Strangis ...
 Helen Loomis / ... (70 episodes, 1969-1974)
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Easy going American History teacher Pete Dixon, along with girlfriend Liz McIntyre, cynical principal Seymore Kaufman and idealistic English teacher Alice Johnson, confront the various issues of the day at Walt Whitman High in Los Angeles, California. Among the students are shy Alice, crazy Bernie, militant Jason and genius Richie. Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

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Something funny's going on in Walt Whitman high. Teachers and students are stirring up a storm of comedy. Lloyd Haynes stars.

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The exterior campus shots were all filmed at University High School (Uni) in Los Angeles. Los Angeles High School was only used as the front of the school. See more »

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One of the more realistic depictions of educators
2 February 2006 | by (chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

OK, it wasn't perfect, and everything tended to get neatly sealed up at the end of each episode, but I remember episodes of "Room 222" now and it seems to capture what it is like to be a teacher(I am one myself, so I know whereof I speak.) The teachers were realistic, the kids didn't look like they hadn't seen the inside of a high school for years (some of the "teens" in "Boston Public" had receding hairlines) Teachers seemed to have a rotating schedule like in real life (unlike, for example, Kotter, who seemed to fill his day with the same 9 students. Even the aforementioned "Boston Public" seemed to have teachers in front of the same kids all day.

This and the first "Cosby" show were probably the best depictions of school life and the lives of teachers; maybe not because they are so accurate in themselves but because the rest are so far removed from reality.


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