Teachers in the 'Hood: Hollywood's Middle-Class Fantasy

@article{Bulman2002TeachersIT,
  title={Teachers in the 'Hood: Hollywood's Middle-Class Fantasy},
  author={Robert C. Bulman},
  journal={The Urban Review},
  year={2002},
  volume={34},
  pages={251-276}
}
The urban-high-school genre film has become one of Hollywood's most trusted formulas. In these films a classroom filled with socially troubled and low-achieving students is dramatically transformed by the singular efforts of a teacher or principal, an outsider who is new to the school and often new to teaching entirely. All of this is accomplished to the consternation of the inept administrative staff and other teachers, who never believed that these students had such potential. Invariably, the… 
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