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As students run with their parents to the nearest stores for school supplies, a looming issue regarding the education system persists. Recently the federal government came through with $10 billion to revive thousands of teacher positions previously eliminated. Although Democrats are hopeful that the funding will balance the cutbacks made by several states, many are still skeptical.

It truly says something about the state of our country when America can spend more on war than on educating the very youth who hold the future in their hands. Teachers are important and have a great impact on growing minds.

So, for a lighter spin on the subject, we thought about teachers in film who did their jobs despite low educational funding and resistance from “the man.”

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