Unformatted text preview: today. His methods are not the norm, sometimes breaking laws and causing the police to intervene- he is professional and unprofessional in a number of ways. He does not put up with anything with helps largely to bring order back to the school. In a way, he is more than just a principle- he is the father figure that most of those students do not see in there divorced homes, some do not even have parents which play a large role in their behavior and success in their high school years. Every facet of socioeconomic class, blacks, and what a bad school is that we have covered in class comes to light in full force during the movie. There is no money, no motivation, no good teachers, no support and no drive for the faculty or for the students. By having Joe Clark come in, he tries to do the best he can to do the opposite of what the media, parents and community say who have so confidence in the school or him...
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- Fall '08
- Sociology, ten minutes, Joe Clark