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Cinematic Teachers

A writer at the London Times has assembled a list of the 15 worst teachers in the movies.

I’m not enough of a film buff to argue intelligently about her choices, although technically speaking Mr. Rooney from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off was the principal, not a teacher.

Maybe we could substitute Ben Stein’s incredibly boring social studies teacher from the same movie instead.

His recent advocacy for teaching “intelligent” design in science classes certainly qualifies him for the worst teacher list in real life.

But it’s nice she offered a mention to my favorite bad teacher: Ditto from the 1984 mess simply titled Teachers.

On the other end of things, the same writer also put together her 15 most inspirational teachers in films.

Again, not enough background for any serious criticism… but Yoda and Arnold Schwarzenneger??

[Thanks to Carol at Bellringers for the link.]

1 Comment

  1. teacherninja

    The absolute best teacher in movies by far is Mr. Hand in Fast Times at Ridgemont High. He doesn’t put up with Spiccoli’s nonsense in the first half, then actually makes a house call to help him study and pass his final! Awesome, dude.

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