Dead Poet’s Society belongs in the other thread for me. I loved this movie when I was young, but as an adult(and as a teacher myself), I now find that movie to be less than great. Yes, teachers should be engaging and obviously not total bores. Yes, all teachers should care about their students and not treat them like anonymous butts that fill seats.
My memory, though, of this movie is that he comes very close to encouraging at least one boy to go against his parents’(well, his Father’s) wishes. Or…he somehow encourages the kids to break some rules or something.
I may just be wrong in my memory, but I swear he makes some choices that are unprofessional and take things way too far. As a kid, I found his firing outrageous. Today, I think it was the right move.
Maybe I’m wrong, though. I’ll have to watch it again.