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The Ron Clark Story (2006)

TV Movie  -   -  Biography | Drama  -  13 August 2006 (USA)
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A small-town teacher (Perry) relocates to one of the toughest classrooms in the country.

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Snowden School Principal
Griffin Cork ...
Hadley
Jerry Callaghan ...
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Mr. Lively
Patricia Benedict ...
Jean Clark
C.J. Jackman-Zigante ...
Y'landa
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Harried Principal
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Marissa Vega
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Jason
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Tayshawn (as Brandon Mychal Smith)
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Mr. Solis
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Principal Turner
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Ms Hill (as Jacey Ma)
Marty Ronaghan ...
Jackie Vasquez
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1998. Ron Clark, still relatively early in his career, leaves his stable life teaching at an elementary school in his suburban North Carolina hometown, the school where he is appreciated by both his fellow teachers and his students for his innovative teaching methods which results in raising test scores. Instead, he decides to look for a teaching job at a tough New York inner city school where he feels he can be more useful. He eventually finds a job at Inner Harlem Elementary School, where the students are segregated according to their potential. As Clark is white and "nice" looking, Principal Turner wants to assign him to the honors class, especially as Turner's job security depends on good test scores. Clark, however, wants to take the most disadvantaged class. He quickly learns that it will be a battle of wills between himself and his disruptive students to see who can outlast the other. But he also learns that he has to understand them, both individually and collectively, on ... Written by Huggo

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No one believed in them. Except him.

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President Arthur's name was misspelled as "Chester Alan Arther" on the board listing the names of the Presidents. See more »

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The position of Ron's umbrella while talking to Marissa outside the state building. See more »

Quotes

Principal Turner: These kids are at the bottom of the barrel.
Ron Clark: Don't talk about them like that.
Principal Turner: Now all I'm asking is for your students to pass.
Ron Clark: Oh every one of my students will pass.
Principal Turner: [inaudible, students commenting outside office] They can become someone else's problem.
Ron Clark: The problem isn't the kids. It's not even what they can achieve. The problem is what you expect them to achieve. You are setting the bar here. Why? Set it up here! They can make it.
Principal Turner: This community judges us by scores. Government funding judges us ...
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The Ron Clark Story
13 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I felt like The Ron Clark Story gives its audience hope for a better tomorrow, if we would only step out on faith. Mr. Perry does a great job telling the story of Ron Clark and his relationship with the students. Mr. Hudson gives the audience a honest view of how so many of us tend to give up when we feel beat down by the system, but Perry is the angel that saves not only the kids in his class but the parents, as well. Every child should be required to watch this movie for inspiration and hope for better tomorrows. Bravo to the network, writers, producers and actors in this movie! Thanks for inspiring me and my family to step out on faith and help others who may seem to have given up.


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