An arrogant and unorthodox teacher returns as principal to the idyllic high school from which he had earlier been fired to find it a den of drug abuse, gang violence, and urban despair. Eventually his successful but unorthodox methods lead to a clash with city officials that threatens to undo all his efforts. Based on a true story. Written by
Keith Loh <email@example.com>
Eastside High was a training ground for jail. Then Joe Clark took over. Now the kids are getting something they never had. A future.
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Did You Know?
In real life, there was never any threat of a state takeover of Eastside High. See more
After Mr Clark is done keeping the Fire Chief out, on his way back into the school he tells Mr Darnell its good to have him back. Mr Darnell says "You should have never fired me in the first place". He never fired him. He suspended him. See more
Hey, Mr. Clark, what did they get you for?
What's the charge? What's this all about?
It's about someone finally stood up to this man, instead of taking his orders like a maid.
How dare you speak about people like that? Who do you think you are?
Mrs. Barrett, if you think you can...
Shut up! You're finished!
[holds up the tape recorder
The school board's going to hear this at 7:00, and we are going to vote your black ass out!
Yo, bitch! Vote on THIS!
LEAN ON ME
Performed by Sandra Reaves-Phillips
and the Cast
Produced by Brooks Arthur
and Michael Schiffer
Also Performed by Club Nouveau
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
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