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

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Ron Clark: New York public schools are desperate for good teachers. Newspaper says they're begging for them. Dad, every year I tell my students to go for what they want in life - dream big, take risks. It's time I start living up to my own words.
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Matthew Perrys FINEST performance Ever!!
17 November 2006 | by (India) – See all my reviews

What an incredible movie!!! I happened to catch it on HBO about a month back and i am still reeling under its influence!!I so much liked the movie..that i got it TV'od and watch it almost alternate days whenever i have time!! I never knew that Matthew Perry was SO capable of acting with finesse. He's brings the character of RON CLARK alive so much...that actually u start wishing for a teacher like him to teach you, well at least i did. The kids especially the kid who played TayShawn have performed brilliantly, but of course Matt Perry takes the cake. I'll be terribly disappointed if Matthew Doest get an Oscar nomination/ award for this, its his time to shine!! My only wish is to meet Sir perry and Sir Ron CLark himself before i die....God bless Matthew and Ron, hope they have great success in their RON CLARK ACADEMY, and if i ever come to USA, I'll make sure I see their academy in Atlanta. Well what r u guys waiting for, grab a DVD and watch it, there's LOTS to learn from it!!!


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