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Beyond the Blackboard 2011

  • Jeff Bleckner
  • April 24, 2011
  • 100 mins
  • English
  • Drama, Family
A first-time teacher makes a difference in the lives of homeless children
Inspired by a true story, “Beyond the Blackboard” is about a 24-year-old first-time teacher who makes a difference in the lives of the homeless children she teaches in a shelter’s makeshift classroom. Set in 1987 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, this movie tells the story a brand-new teacher and Mom who is given a tougher than expected teaching job and winds up teaching homeless children in a school that is housed in a room and called, literally, The School with No Name. She has some personal prejudicial hurdles to cross before she is able to be a true teacher for these children and of course there are hurdles like the lack of books and supplies.


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This film reminds me of my mom. She's a teacher too. She really enjoys teaching and do everything she can to provide good education to all her tiny students even if the salary is not that good. That's why I loved this film so much, it made me cry, it made me realize that we have good people and good teachers in this world. Emily VanCamp stole my heart again. Absolutely love her.

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Loved this movie.It really made you think and I have to admit,I did cry at the end.Just watch this movie, it's amazing.

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