13 – Dangerous Minds, Part 1 (with Jamie Turnbull)

By Sara Candela

This show explores the way teachers, students, and education are portrayed in movies, television, and pop culture in general.

Today we bring a discussion about Michelle Pfeiffer pretending to be an alternative school teacher in the 1995 film, Dangerous Minds. This depiction of a class of teenagers who take a bus each day to a school outside of their own poverty-stricken neighborhood was met with plenty of criticism at the time of its release and in the 25 years since.