The film has been considered an American high-school education version of _Network_ and The Hospital
(1971) which were both written by Paddy Chayefsky
and were both biting black comic satires on the American media and health systems respectively. Teachers
(1984) was directed by Arthur Hiller
who actually had directed The Hospital
(1971) about thirteen years earlier. See more
I'm not going to resign, Roger.
Dr. Donna Burke
You're finished! You're out!
Ah hell, Burke! I'm going to tell you something. I haven't even started! If you try and fire me, I'm going to be suing you.
What's that going to solve, Alex?
I don't know, Roger - let's try and find out. The damn school wasn't built for us, Roger. I wasn't built for your unions, your lawyers and all your other institutions. It was built for the kids! They're not here for us, we're here for them. That's what it's ...