July 1, 2016


Inspirational School Movies

Students getting ready to return to the classroom may want to spend their last few days of summer vacation checking out the library of school-themed movies available. There are many inspiring stories that illustrate the benefits of education.

Here are a few of the favorites.

  • “Stand and Deliver” (1988) – Jaime Escalante is a no-nonsense teacher who teaches math to troublesome teens in a failing school.
  • “Renaissance Man” (1994) – A down-on-his luck businessman takes a job as a literature teacher in the U.S. Army, inspiring soldiers with Shakespeare and more.
  • “The Blind Side” (2009) – The true tale of future NFL draft pick Michael Oher, who gets a second chance on life when adopted by a caring family.