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EDUCATION ISSUES SUMMARY and MOVIE SUGGESTIONS are: Footnote (2012) is a father/son academic scholars conflict! The Art of Getting By (2012) is about high-functioning teen who does not like formal education! Bully (2012); Monsieur Lazhar (2012) an Algerian immigrant with no teaching experience teaches traumatized sixth graders; Footloose (2011), American Teacher (2011), Thunder Soul (2011); Fordson: Faith, Fasting, Football (2011); Bad Teacher(2011); Fair Game (2010) get abused by the CIA; Waiting for 'Superman' (2010) clearly puts the blame on corrupt unions (the teacher's union has the most influence on politics) corrupt education; The Social Network (2010) shows who students try to steal the website Facebook while at Harvard University! In The Karate Kid (2010) the teacher has unorthodox teaching methods, and claims there are no bad students, only bad teachers, but produces a champion fighter. The Cartel (2010) and Waiting for 'Superman' (2010) are comprehensive documentary about corruption in education, which focuses on the problems with politicans, unions, empire building and how it seems to be one of the biggest frauds involving money that exists in New Jersey! The Art of the Steal (2009) is about a highly effective inventor got his ideas about education subverted by a TRUST and politicans partly so they could sell gift items and promote tourism in Philidelphia due to the quality of the impressionistic artworks in his estate, which was partly done with the help of educators at small primarily minority college. ALL LEARNING IS PRIMARILY DEPENDENT ON THE QUALITY OF THE EDUCATOR as seen in The Providence Effect (2009)(about a Chicago school that has been has a 100% college-bound rate of graduating seniors for 30 years to four year colleges), The Miracle Worker (1962); Stand and Deliver (1988); Akeelah and the Bee (2006); The Great Debaters (2007); Finding Forrester (2000); and Glory Road (2006)! The most cynical movies about education are Nobel Son (2008), Pathology (2008), 21 (2008), Elegy (2008), The Substitute (1996), Mentor (2006/I); 21 (2007); Proof (2005); Art School Confidential (2006); Kinsey (2004), P.S. (2004) Dangerous Minds (1995), and The Substitute (1996), The Barbarian Invasions aka Les Invasions Barbares (2003), The Education of Charlie Banks (2007), Good Will Hunting (1997) with Matt Damon, Little Man Tate (1991), the comedy How High, the comedy Election, and the comedy Kids in America (2005); The Piano Teacher aka La pianiste (2001) and the especially shocking Storytelling with Selma Blair. Mona Lisa Smile (2003) with Julia Roberts and Julia Stiles; The Prince & Me (2004) and Save the Last Dance, Sean Connery in Finding Forrester; The Harry Potter franchise has a mix of teaching styles. Some movies that deal with education are Frost/Nixon (excellent advisor who is a professor), Coach Carter, August Rush (2007), Dead Poets Society (1989), The Nutty Professor (1996), Take the Lead (2006); Front of the Class (2008); Dead Poets Society (1989); Pay It Forward; Guru (2007); The Karate Kid; The Faculty; Teachers; Billy Elliot; The Principal; Lean on Me (1989); Mr. Holland's Opus; Music of the Heart (1999); Freedom Writers (2007); Teacher's Pet (2004); Wonder Boys (1999); The Perfect Score (2004); The Paper Chase (1973); Finding Neverland (2004); Mindhunters (2004); Paper Clips (2004); The Polar Express (2004); The Heart of the Game (2005); Rock School (2005); Wordplay (2006); and Remember the Titans (2000); Disney's Teacher's Pet (2004), Phoebe in Wonderland (2008). There are some real horror stories about education, such as one person decided to get his Ph.D. rather than continue to work at Microsoft and if he had stayed at Microsoft he would have been rich! Education often works similar to the addiction model because if persons are unable to pay off their student loans they can defer their loans by taking about 6 units a semester; these students tend to seek out the easiest and most corrupt instructors, so they tend to not really learn anything. However, due to the strength of the union it is almost impossible to prosecute any educator for wrongdoing. Sometimes the saying- those who can do and those who can't teach- seems true. IF THE ADVERTISING BUDGET EXCEEDS EDUCATIONAL EXPENSES BY MORE THAN 100 PER CENT, MORE Than 90 PERCENT OF THEIR INCOME FROM FEDERAL AID, OR IF THEIR STUDENT LOAN DEFAULT RATE EXCEEDS 40 PERCENT, THAN THE SCHOOL LIKELY SHOULD NOT BE ACCREDITED. CALIFORNIA AND ANOTHER STATE MAY NOT HAVE LAWS TO ENFORCE THESE STANDARDS OR SOME STANDARDS SIMILAR TO THESE STANDARDS. Starting Out in the Evening (2007) is about a student trying to motivate a writer!Bowling for Columbine (2002) is about extreme violence in education!