INDEX
50 Cent, 139. See also Southpaw
Aaron, Quinton, 107, 108, 226, 227.
See also The Blind Side
abuse, 13, 14, 78, 79, 93
predator, 16
academics, 8, 11, 12, 13, 16, 17, 18,
19, 20, 23, 25, 30, 36, 38, 39, 41,
42, 43, 44, 51, 87, 100, 117, 121,
145, 146, 152, 173, 174, 208,
academically struggling student,
9, 10, 11, 12, 219
academically superlative student,
16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 24
self-directed student, 21, 22, 23
unlikely teacher, 3, 21, 134
Academy Award, 108
Oscar, 80
Ace in the Hole, 77, 81, 82, 83
administrator, administration, 10, 39,
42, 59, 66, 97, 103, 116, 117,
118, 125, 136, 144, 150, 172,
175, 189, 194, 196, 198. See also
principal
school official(s), 59
adversity, 97, 105
aesthetic(s), 85, 94, 95
Akeelah and The Bee, 19
Aladdin, 179
All The President’s Men, 77, 78, 80, 82,
83
American Federation of Teachers
(AFT), 204, 205
American History X, 2
American Martyrs Church, 62
An Officer and a Gentleman, 65, 71
Andrews, Julie, 187. See also The
Sound of Music
Animal House, 29, 30
archetype(s), archetypal. See
narrative(s)
Aristotle, 48, 49
art(s), artist(s), artistic, 20, 37, 38, 39,
40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 84, 94,
169, 174, 180, 181, 186, 189,
192, 193, 194, 201, 21
Atherton, William, 33, 217. See also
Real Genius
authority(ies), authoritarian, 30, 31,
32, 35, 36, 49, 86, 89, 92, 144,
149, 150, 175, 178, 180, 191
Ayers, William, 11
“bad” teachers, 13, 43
basketball, 100, 103, 105, 134, 143,
144, 146, 147, 148, 149, 150,
151, 168, 169, 250
hoops, 143
Beattie, James, 49
Bell, Jamie, 20
Bergson, Henri, 49
Bernstein, Carl, 80, 82
Billy Elliot, 20
biopic, 12, 19, 62, 170, 191
Black, Jack, 173, 195, 196, 202, 237.
See also School of Rock
Black, Lucas, 131, 230. See also Seven
Days in Utopia
Blackboard Jungle, 9
Blind Side, The, 20, 107,107, 108, 110,
113, 226, 227
Blue Car, 16
Bollywood, 37, 38, 39, 40, 43, 45
Boone, Herman, 97, 224, 225, 28. See
also Remember the Titans
Boston Globe, The, 78, 79
Boys in Company C, The, 70, 71
Breaking Bad, 152, 152, 153, 154, 161,
233, 234
Brittenham, Rebecca, 12
Brooks, Herb, 229. Miracle
Bruckner, Agnes, 16. See also Blue
Car
Burnaford, Gail E., 10
caddie, caddies, 127, 128, 129, 130,
131, 132, 133, 134
Cahill, Eddie, 116. See also Miracle
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