The project, hailing from , was written by Wendy Calhoun, with , , , and Ty Stiklorius also set to executive produce. Here is a bit of a warning for people who want to show this to their kids and don't know the material: there are at least a half-dozen abuses of God's name in vain and some unneeded sexual remarks. He's just fun to watch all the way through. He institutes a tutorial program to strengthen academic skills and encourages remedial reading courses on Saturdays which parents may attend alongside their children. If you have any legal issues please contact the appropriate media file owners or linked hosting websites.
Napier sets Clark straight over these incidents and lectures him to start being a team player. The parents actually had him removed after he chained the doors to the school. This movie starts with a principal who was given an unruly school that was predominately African American. When the minimum basic skills test is finally assessed, the students are much better prepared and filled with a sense of self-worth. Clark is arrested for violating.
However, the principal was tired of gangs and other outside rift raft coming inside his school and disrupting the learning that was going on and putting everyone in jeopardy. Clark also reunites one of his old elementary students, Kaneesha Carter , with her estranged mother. . Parts of the film, including the elementary school scenes, were filmed in. When one of the expelled students is found beating up another student, Clark orders the doors of the school chained shut during school hours since alarmed security doors cannot be purchased. Morgan Freeman made himself into a star with this film, and also made the movie a hit with his great performance. The parents of this school did not like how he ran things.
The fire department said that this was a safety concern. He is then interrupted by assistant principal Ms. Levias who reports that more than 75% of the students have passed the basic skills test. Darnell, though he is too late to re-hire Mrs. Although Mister, as he is known, agrees to marry Celie, the actual object of his affection was her sister Nettie who the father refused to allow him to marry.
Clark confronts his staff for their failure to educate their students and to prepare them for the world. The best lesson is that of redemption when Celie curses Mister prompting him to finally do right by her and reunite the two sisters. Other than that, solid acting and an interesting based-on-a-true life story made this a deserved hit film. The school was on academic probation and this principal was called in to turn this school around and get them off academic probation. Clark's immediate radical changes include expelling 300 students identified as or abusers and troublemakers, instituting programs to improve school spirit including painting over graffiti-covered walls, and requiring students to learn the school song, and be punished if they cannot sing it on demand. One aspect that made this so unique is that it showed the trials of the African American woman in the turn of the century South. The students demand that Clark be released from jail and retained as principal.
The film ends with the senior students graduating high school and Clark handing them their diplomas. He was tough on the students and he didn't just focus on grades alone. Eventually his successful but unorthodox methods lead to a clash with city officials that threatens to undo all his efforts. Reluctantly, the mayor hires Clark. The students break into their school song in celebration. This film's title refers to the 1972.
Elliot , whom Clark fires for being insubordinate after he cancels a pre-planned choral event, the school's upcoming annual. The kids were used to parents not in their lives and faced a huge obstacle. The majority of students cannot pass basic skills testing, and even the teachers are not safe from. His actions begin to have a positive effect on his students. Unfortunately, a practice basic skills test fails to garner enough passing students. In a time when education and school safety have life-or-death stakes, Amarie will take on a broken system that tests her mettle, love life and family.
All the characters in this movie all have the same trait: tough on the outside, soft on the inside. What made both the book and the movie so unique, aside from the subject, is that it is dealt with from the perspective of the woman; Miss Celie. The only consolation that Celie has is in the close relationship that she has with her younger sister, Nettie. He announces the results over his megaphone. Some parents react strongly to these measures, including Leonna Barrett , mother of one of the expelled students, who presses the mayor to oust Clark.