Dangerous Minds - Movie Synopsis & Plot
Former Marine LouAnne Johnson left her nine year military career to do what she always dreamed about; becoming an English teacher. At a Northern Californian high school, however, she is put in charge of a number of inner-city teenagers who have been taught to accept failure and trust no one. Determined to give the students a chance to succeed in life, the feisty Ms. Johnson sets out to educate them, using all means possible. Defying the rules, she sets up her own curriculum, frustrated that her students, who have standardized test grades from average to excellent, have accepted they are worthless, and even bribes them to get them to learn. This is based on a true story.