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A Town Torn Apart (1992)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  30 November 1992 (USA)
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An unconventional New England principal tries some radical new techniques to reform the high school he is hired at, and ends up the object of great controversy. A true story.

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Complete credited cast:
Michael Tucker ...
Dennis 'Doc' Littky
Carole Galloway ...
Sheila Bennet
Linda Griffiths ...
Hallie
Bernard Behrens ...
Angus MacLean
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Ellen Kreiger
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Benjamin Barrett ...
David
Richard Blackburn ...
Chief Smythe
Bruce Boa ...
Will Delp
Cayle Chernin ...
Gladys
Mary Ann Coles ...
Mrs. Jessup
Christina Collins ...
Reporter
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Janie Quinn
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Fred Burham
Ann de Villiers ...
Mary Quinn
Keith Dinicol ...
Myron Zalinka
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An unconventional New England principal tries some radical new techniques to reform the high school he is hired at, and ends up the object of great controversy. A true story.

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Good case study, could be used in education courses
3 January 2004 | by (State College PA) – See all my reviews

The story here is over simplified, "progressive" vs. "traditional" teaching methods, but this movie is really more than its story. What's interesting here are the pedagogical techniques introduced by this principal as well as his apparent inability to sense "trouble" just around the corner. I was disappointed not to find this on vhs or dvd because I would love to use it in my educational leadership classes. It is quite thought provoking and lends itself well to class discussions.


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