He is an arrogant bully, a martinet who demands instant, unquestioning obedience. I got no problem with the fire code. I know you like a book. Oh, we go way back. Keep your hands up high.
Written by Trivia The real-life Joe Clark resigned as principal of Eastside High School shortly after the film was released. Dropping out on me, huh? How to get the students in on saturday. He doesn't believe in you! I want every door in this school chained and locked- all of them! Clark is like a father, the only father some of us know. I want the names of every hoodlum, drug dealer, and miscreant who's done nothing but take this place apart on my desk by noon today. Now, look, i'm not going down the tubes just because those kids can't pass some test. You're not gonna get a moment's rest. Why would she think you wouldn't want her? You want to talk, about this, call me in we have to stick together.
Levias, your other vice principal, and I have appointed an executive committee to oversee certain areas where we have noted a need for improvement, and Mr. I have done everything- i. And now, I've got a message for those people out there who've abandoned you and written you off! They're not ready to take that test! Joe Clark: We are being crucified by a process that is turning blacks into a permanent underclass here, Frank. Napier, i think you should call the question now. My father doesn't live with us anymore, sir.
I thought you'd like to hear it. Frank Napier: A formal apology! Now when you're destroying your brain cells, your doing the same thing as killing yourself. The fact is you're screwing up! You must remember, we need intonation, phonation, accuracy, and pitch. You're doing very well, son. . Darnell, though he is too late to re-hire Mrs. My motto is simple: If you do not succeed in life, I don't want you to blame your parents.
I'm sick and tired of jellyfish. Then we get an updated look at Eastside High, which has become the town's deeply troubled, mostly minority high school, where violence, drug-dealing and intimidation are facts of life, and little or no learning takes place. The fire chief says it's illegal to bar doors. Lord knows, you teachers aren't doing the job. Everything's for the black kids. Even if you never learned anyone's name from the film, the story will inspire. First three rows take 4 steps forward.
You were always at school helping out. You mess up just once, and you're out of here. You honked off with that skeezer? Clark is not eastside high! Yes, he does clean up Eastside High. Joe Clark: Oh, is that what you're doing now? Thomas Sams: 'Cause I've changed my ways. I believe Clark was also motivated by desire to deliver a good service.
Now, don't think that i ever wanted anything else. The trouble with being a teenager is you don't know nothing. Hit the road, jack and don't you come back? You are just a bunch of n-----s and spics and poor white trash! So, here's what I want you to do. They'll send them- send them how? Clark's immediate radical changes include expelling 300 students identified as or abusers and troublemakers, instituting programs to improve school spirit including painting over graffiti-covered walls, and requiring students to learn the school song, and be punished if they cannot sing it on demand. When the minimum basic skills test is finally assessed, the students are much better prepared and filled with a sense of self-worth. Mind if i try and act civilized for a moment? I'm working my ass off of you, took the demotion and I'm doin' my job! This shit you're pulling now, is just gone plain loco! The only reason i haven't walked out and half the staff with me is because those children need us. Why should I believe you now? Somebody tell me why I can't get this kind of turnout for study hall! They can go to hell.
Frank Napier: Yeah, well, you lost the best teacher we had. Turn and look at yourselves! Maybe my vice principal can do something without me for once. Elliott's missionary zeal about mozart has nothing to do with our problem! You're just getting your rocks off by treating me like trash. Starring Morgan Freeman as Joe Clark, a no nonsense principal charged with the task of revitalizing the endangered school, the movie contains many pivotal moments serving as lessons in perseverance and banding together in the face of adversity. Frank Napier: End of discussion! Debate is over; you will write a formal apology! You think i got an attitude.