The lives of 10 faculty members at a high school in Boston, Mass. weave in and out of dealing with trouble-makers, having a personal life, and keeping sanity.

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 Steven Harper (81 episodes, 2000-2004)
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 Scott Guber (81 episodes, 2000-2004)
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 Marla Hendricks (81 episodes, 2000-2004)
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 Marilyn Sudor (67 episodes, 2000-2004)
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 Harvey Lipschultz (66 episodes, 2000-2004)
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 Ronnie Cooke (59 episodes, 2001-2004)
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 Danny Hanson (57 episodes, 2001-2004)
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 Harry Senate (49 episodes, 2000-2002)
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 Lauren Davis (44 episodes, 2000-2002)
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The lives of 10 faculty members at a high school in Boston, Mass. weave in and out of dealing with trouble-makers, having a personal life, and keeping sanity.

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Every day is a fight. For respect. For dignity. For sanity. See more »

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23 October 2000 (USA)  »

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Marilyn's last name, Sudor, means "sweat" in Spanish. See more »

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In her introductory episode, the character of Kimberly Woods claims she is teaching at the high school as part of the "Teach for America" program. Boston is not currently a city where "Teach for America" operates. It is being considered as an addition, but it is not in the program at the time the episode aired. See more »

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Marilyn Sudor: Women are so dumb, Steven, you know that? Okay, what would you do if somebody hit you?
Steven Harper: Well, I'd like to say I'd turn the other cheek, but I'd probably hit 'em back.
Marilyn Sudor: Yeah, turning the other cheek is overrated, Steven, take it from me. She's gonna marry that guy, you know what? Screw it.
Steven Harper: You're the last person in the world I'd thought would turn bitter.
Marilyn Sudor: Oh, I'm way past bitter. He's gonna beat the hell out of her, he's gonna break her spirit again and again, and you know what? Maybe they'll have...
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Jennifer Lopez (2001) See more »

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Song of Joy
(English version of "Freude schöner Götterfunken")
Music by Ludwig van Beethoven from "Sinfonie Nr 9 in d, op. 125"
Episode: {unknown}
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The most realistic depiction on TV of what teaching actually is.
5 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This series takes a pro-teacher attitude, showing us as we are: diverse, flawed, passionate about learning, student-centered and student-stymied. Challenges to teachers, administrators and students are true-to-life. A strong ensemble cast demonstrates the joys and frustrations of a career in education. I know each one of these teachers and have worked with them. At times I have been each one: discouraged, uplifted, supported, disappointed, competent, unable to cope, in control, self-doubting, on top of it, ground under it all. I know these kids and their parents. The show where Michael Rappaport's character tries to deal with feelings aroused in students by use of the "N" word was the finest television drama I have ever seen. I miss Boston Public.


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