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.