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Video: Mr. Chips, join the NEA

"Video: Mr. Chips, join the NEA" Continued...

Issue: "Urban mission fundraising," Sept. 27, 1997

The bulk of the film is angst: teacher's angst, teen angst, administrator's angst, and parental angst, which is thankfully silenced when the teacher's pet dies in a gangland incident and the obligatory out-of-wedlock pregnancy is identified. Fighting a bad case of teacher burnout, Miss Johnson threatens to leave, but her students rally and, hailing her as their "light," persuade her to remain. An "inspirational" movie, according to Disney and the NEA.


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