revised curriculum, 104
value frameworks, 80
ethical, 80
scientific, 32
Cusack, Joan, 174, 197. See also
School of Rock
D.I., The, 71
D’Onofrio, Vincent, 69. See also Full
Metal Jacket
Dale, Norman, 146. See also Hoosiers
Dalton, Mary M., 10, 11, 14, 21, 28,
32, 33, 35, 37, 39, 40, 45, 59, 60,
61, 63, 65, 66, 77, 78, 80, 97,
115, 116, 128, 136, 142, 144,
150, 153, 156, 158, 160, 172,
173, 174, 186, 193, 194, 196,
198, 202, 212
Damon, Matt, 33, 127, 128, 179, 218,
231, 236. See also Good Will
Hunting and The Legend of Bagger
Vance
dance, dancer(s), 7, 22, 23, 39, 40, 41,
51, 192
Dangerous Minds, 15, 107, 113, 168,
170-71, 176, 235
Daniels, Jeff, 29, 31. See also Cheaters
and The Squid and the Whale
Davidtz, Embeth, 24. See also
Matilda
Davis, Bette, 15. See also The Corn is
Green
Davis, Viola, 209. See also Won’t Back
Down
De Niro, Robert, 182. See also The
Intern
Dead Poets Society, 48, 144
Deresiewicz, William, 29, 31, 35, 186
Deschanel, Zooey, 188. See also New
Girl
Dirty Dancing, 22
disabled, disability, 38, 40, 41, 42, 43,
44, 45, 192
able-bodiedness, 192
learning disability, 38, 44, 45
discipline, 3, 18, 38, 39, 40, 46, 64,
67, 68, 72, 74, 86, 98, 103, 111,
137, 141
self-discipline, 143, 147, 149
Disney, 169, 170
Douglas, Michael, 29, 31. See also
The Wonderboys
Dovico, Adam, 85, 86, 87, 89, 91
Dowse, Denise, 102, 145. See also
Coach Carter
Duvall, Robert, 128, 131, 230. See
also Seven Days in Utopia
dyslexia(ic), 38, 39, 41, 43, 44, 45,
209, 219
Eastwood, Clint, 138, 232. See also
Million Dollar Baby
Easy A, 23
Edge of Seventeen, The, 13, 14, 215
education reform(er), 5, 45, 196, 198,
204-13
Efron, Zac, 168. See also High School
Musical
Ehrlich, Matthew C., 77, 78, 81, 82
Elephant, 25
emotionally struggling student, 8, 13-
16, 18, 22, 25
emotionally superlative student, 21-
24
Epps, Shareeka, 21, 216. See also Half
Nelson
Ermey, R. Lee, 64, 69, 70, 71, 221.
See also The Boys in Company C
and Full Metal Jacket
Escalante, Jaime, 11, 62. See also
Stand and Deliver
ethics, ethical, 11, 80, 82, 158, 159,
163
unethical, 159
work ethic, 59, 78, 135, 139
ethnicity. See race and ethnicity
Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the
American Elite and the Way to a
Meaningful Life (Deresiewicz), 186
exploitation, 3, 16, 27-36, 81
Faust, Blye, 79. See also Spotlight
Ferris, Pam, 24. See also Matilda
Fey, Tina, 17, 48, 216. See also Mean
Girls
Fight Club, 72
261
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