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Teacher of the Year (2014)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 19 June 2016 (USA)
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Surrounded by the eccentric faculty of Truman High School, Mitch Carter wins the California Teacher of the Year award and immediately receives a tempting offer that may force him to leave his job.

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Jason Strouse

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Jason Strouse
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5 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Matt Letscher ... Mitch Carter
Keegan-Michael Key ... Ronald Douche
Sunny Mabrey ... Kate Carter
Larry Joe Campbell ... Marv Collins
Jamie Kaler ... Steven Queeg
Jason Sklar ... Lowell Hammer
Randy Sklar ... Clive Hammer
Tamlyn Tomita ... Vivian Lew
Brenda Strong ... Ellen Behr
Caitlin Carmichael ... Sierra Carter
Chris Conner ... Brian Campbell
Eden Riegel ... Jackie Campbell
Shari Belafonte ... Robin Rivers
Olivia Crocicchia ... Faith Gregory
Jonathan Goldstein ... John Collier
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Surrounded by the eccentric faculty of Truman High School, Mitch Carter wins the California Teacher of the Year award and immediately receives a tempting offer that may force him to leave his job.

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Comedy | Drama

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USA

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English

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19 June 2016 (USA) See more »

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Учитель года See more »

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Lower Merion Films See more »
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In the hand drawn map of the United States behind the guidance counselors, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan is missing. See more »

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Mitch Carter: Listen to this, "The boy said I was hungry, hungry, hungry. This shows he was hungry."
Kate Carter: Teacher of the year, huh?
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References Law & Order (1990) See more »

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Finally--an authentic movie about teaching
22 August 2015 | by slymoldSee all my reviews

The Netflix rating for this movie is one out of five stars. It rates five out of five on Rotten Tomatoes, and 5.3 out of 10 here on IMDb. The fact that the reviews are all over the place almost surely reflects Americans' ambivalence about teachers and public schools (or charter schools that are publicly funded, like the one represented here). My husband and I, both longtime educators, thought that this mockumentary was the most authentic representation of our profession that we have seen. Teaching is tough. It's tough when your students do not respond to your efforts, and, yes, it is even tough when you are "Teacher of the Year."

Not that this is a humorless drama...not at all. It is hilarious because it captures how completely awkward and totally out of the box each day is when you work in this type of school. The teachers in this film display the full range of creativity, grit, anger, envy, compassion and depleted ego that comes with a high-intensity, socially essential job that is often completely disrespected and poorly remunerated.


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