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Black teacher Pete Dixon tries to teach the students at Walt Whitman High to be tolerant. He is assisted by girlfriend and school counselor Liz and student teacher (later teacher) Alice. The students love him.

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Complete series cast summary:
...  Pete Dixon 113 episodes, 1969-1974
...  Liz McIntyre 113 episodes, 1969-1974
...  Principal Seymour Kaufman 113 episodes, 1969-1974
...  Alice Johnson 113 episodes, 1969-1974
Heshimu Cumbuka ...  Jason / ... 90 episodes, 1969-1974
...  Bernie 83 episodes, 1969-1974
...  Helen Loomis / ... 70 episodes, 1969-1974
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Easy going American History teacher Pete Dixon, along with girlfriend Liz McIntyre, cynical principal Seymore Kaufman and idealistic English teacher Alice Johnson, confront the various issues of the day at Walt Whitman High in Los Angeles, California. Among the students are shy Alice, crazy Bernie, militant Jason and genius Richie. Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

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Something funny's going on in Walt Whitman high. Teachers and students are stirring up a storm of comedy. Lloyd Haynes stars.

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17 September 1969 (USA)  »

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The shows from the first season included a laugh track. However, by the second season the laugh track was gone to help emphasize that the show was a drama, rather than a comedy. See more »

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Referenced in Mary Tyler Moore: Room 223 (1971) See more »

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Unfortunately, realistic show of the times.
10 September 2011 | by See all my reviews

I grew up during this era and remember this show well. I remember MANY teachers like this; not fondly.

In short, it was the start of when, instead of teaching the subject they were hired to, teachers started to impose their personal, often political, views on students, whether asked for or not, whether relevant to the subject being taught or not. Mind control and brainwashing are other terms for the same thing.

Interestingly, it was also the same time that student scores for the three R's of reading, 'rithmetic, and 'riting started their massive slide, which continues to this day......coincidence ? Hardly; the teachers were to busy spewing their ideology instead of teaching.


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