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The Ron Clark Story (2006)

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Judith Buchan ...
Snowden School Principal
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Hadley
Jerry Callaghan ...
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Mr. Lively
Patricia Benedict ...
Jean Clark
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Y'landa
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Harried Principal
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Marissa Vega
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Jason
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Tayshawn
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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

Ron Clark: Y'landa, good morning. Do you have a list of the public schools in Harlem?
Y'landa: Sure I do, baby.
[Y'landa hands him the phonebook]
Ron Clark: Okay, thank you.
Y'landa: What do you want school listings for?
Ron Clark: I'm a teacher.
Y'landa: And you wanna teach - up in Harlem?
Ron Clark: Yes.
Y'landa: Well then, honey, you're gonna need something else. Personal injury lawyers.
[she flips through the phone book]
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There are still opportunities to be a super teacher...and the best student.
13 June 2006 | by (Atlanta) – See all my reviews

This is a must see movie. Everyone should see this movie. Very inspiring. TNT will broadcast on August 13 at 8pm. Mathew Perry does a great job of portraying Ron Clark. Although, the real Clark, which I got to meet at the Atlanta film festival is more alive and enthusiastic than the one from the movie. Still, Mathew Perry give a very simpatico character to follow the whole story.

The kids are brilliant. There are a few strong visual moments but well done for a TV movie. Beside, it did happen. It is good to show what is really happening in the real world and the opportunities that all kids have no matter what their backgrounds are.

Every single kids has the same opportunities. All kids have different potential. Just need to encourage him/her to bring it about and use it.

Congrats to Ron Clark for all his work. He has a book call "The essential 55" that can help teachers and soon to be teachers. Also to TNT for bringing good quality and inspiring television content.

I hope you get to watch it and comment on it. Spread the word. Spread the teaching. Get connected with kids. They will thank you.

May the spirits of these kids guide you to a better future and Clark to a better teacher.

Good luck.


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