Personally to me this film was the best documentary ever made about education. It capture the natural essence of individuals been part of the high school environment. The reality of education in that time was recorded in film. It kind of upsets me to see how well grounded the education was back then and how it has gotten worst nowadays. This film showed the connection of teachers and students how the educators become second parents demonstrating concern in shaping young adults for better life. It looks like they meddle in the students life so much but it did help them to understand types of manners society expects and different things they can become to contribute to the society they live in. They even had extracurricular classes like cooking and typing. Now because the public school lacks of funding the first things to cut down it school clubs and the arts. Now kids in these days are getting worst it does not matter if its high school lower grade schools are dealing with kids schools behaviors too. At the age of six kids call there teacher’s bitch well knowing what it means. Some of them even elementary grade age students are violent to the teacher and the teacher can’t not protect oneself can even throw a punch not even touch them. They have to let the kids or teenagers beat the crap out of them and the only thing they can do is write an accident report for the principal to pick the degree of punishment the kid can receive.
Today teachers have to be afraid of the kids so they don’t lose their job. They are so many laws that protect the children and I understand they should be. But the laws that protect children in the school environment should change. So many teachers end up losing their jobs unfairly due to child who is been malevolent and knows the law favors them. Principals in the public system are afraid of parents and they put more pressure in teachers just to please the parents. Now parents these days they relay too much in technology as a help to raising kids and that is why the child behavior worsens. There is lost of cases of children breaking tables or computers because the teachers didn’t allow them to use it went they ask for it. This is why teachers cant get too involve in students lives because they have to watch their back first, they are on their own and is so easy to lose their jobs. To me Frederick Wiseman observational documentary mode of a high school is magnificent. He should do his observational documentary of all public schools from k all the way to 12 grades without asking permission of principals. If he does that all the staff member would be aware of it and the documentary would be a fake as the film will show everything is okay when it is not. Teachers now they teach they don’t educate with knowledge and morals. Because that’s what the law and fear has reduced them to.