Written January 25, 2015
This movie was truly a great and inspirational story. Being from Pittsburgh, I could relate to the struggles addressed, as far as, the public school system is concerned. I went and saw this with my mother, it made me think of my days as an elementary student with my struggles in math and thanks to a great first grade teacher I am great at math 20 years later. This movie made me think of all the times my mother stood up to teachers and administration within the schools themselves and district personnel. It was truly inspirational and as a teaching student, really helped me realize how hard it is to be a teacher in this day and age, but it also showed how fulfilling a teaching career can be, despite the challenges. I would definitely, give this movie two thumbs up.
Written October 04, 2012
It was a very good movie. It showed you that when you believe in something and it is for the right, then you go for it risking all costs.
It also showed how when you are not in the clique, how people will try to make you look bad.
Written October 06, 2012
In these crushing economic times, one of the favorite places political leaders cut the
budget is in the area of education...reqiring more of teachers for less $, taking aides
out of classrooms and raising class sizes (to save money).again. The crux of the
movie...no matter what higher ups say, make education of the students the #1 priorty...not greasing someone's hand or pulling the wool over other's eyes. REMEMBER...ALL CHILDREN ARE GIFTED, NO MATTER THEIR CHALLENGES OR STATION IN LIFE!
Today's children are tomorrow's leaders. KUDOS to everyone who made this movie and others similar to it...Holland's Opus, Sister Act II, and recent Hallmark presentations possible.This is a MUST SEE! (every teacher and parent should go) Stand up for your children, your students...our leaders of tomorrow (retired teachers...volunteer for the children's sake). We can ALL make a positive difference in the kid's lives!
Written October 04, 2012
This was the type of Movie when you wanted to stand up and cheer at the end.
Although I loved the outcome it was too one sided and portrayed Unions in a bad light.
Unions are the backbone of our Country and without them our wages would be barely over minimum.
I think tenure needs to be revised to make teachers more accountable and what this movie did was bring a lot of that to the forefront.
Written October 29, 2014
Great movie, fantastic performances by All !!!
This is a "movie", that I will recommend to others !