This deeply earnest drama follows a familiar storyline. They call themselves Freedom Writers. Forcing students to listen to her and at the same time also forcing her to take to take in her students survival stories of their silent street wars. Erin Gruwell, a first time teacher, is hired to teach a lower level academic class at Woodrow Wilson High School. She picked this paticular highschool because of its integration program. After intercepting a racist drawing from one of her students, Gruwell compared the drawings to Nazi propaganda techniques.
And tells her not to be hopeful about teaching the kids very much There is coflict within the classroom as the students are divided, and gang tension creates an atmosphere of hate and intolerance inside the classroom. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Filmibeat website. Your faces are engraved in my heart. In reaction to this, Erin takes on two more occupations in order to finance the expenses of correct books herself. Not only are her students gang members, disorderly and at times downright disrespectful, the staff, namely her supervisor and a senior teacher in her department, have completely given up on the students and thus restrict her from doing anything sensational to capture the kids' attention.
Erin decides to change course anyway and convinces her students to start writing in journals, which she discovers is an effective way to get them to remain interested. Focusing on the students of Mrs. Moved by Frank's story, the kids raise money to bring Miep Gies Pat Carroll , the woman who hid Frank from the Nazis, to campus. The students segregate themselves into racial groups in the classroom, fights break out, and eventually most of the students stop turning up to class. When he storms out, Eva's boyfriend attempts a drive-by shooting, wanting to kill Grant but misses, accidentally killing Sindy's boyfriend. Dropped into the free-fire zone of a school torn by violence and racial tension, teacher Erin Gruwell battles an uncaring system in a fight to make the classroom matter in her students lives. Erin Gruwell is a first-year English teacher at Wilson High School in Long Beach, California.
Later, it becomes clear that one student is working for a neighborhood drug pusher. Erin Gruwell Hillary Swank plays a role of a dedicated teacher who did all she could, to help her students learn to respect themselves and each other. Parents need to know that, thanks to its hip-hop soundtrack and rebellious teen characters, this drama about high school students will appeal to many kids. Thanks for all of your research and persistence in helping us navigate through stormy waters. Two kids handle a newly acquired gun, which suddenly goes off and kills one of the boys.
Erin comes across an ugly racial cartoon during her class. It isn't until Erin holds an unsanctioned discussion about a recent drive-by shooting death that she fully begins to understand what she's up against. Her students and even other faculty members have other thoughts. For these juvenile delinquents, gang members, drug pushers and underprivileged students, it's a matter of being babysat during school hours—warehoused until they're old enough to drop out on their own. Through the assignment, Gruwell learns of the hardship and difficult lives all students have to live through outside school. Each student anonymously posted entries into the group file, eventually creating a massive missive of entries.
Thing strong opinion contrasts considerably with the view of Margaret, who shows woe when commenting on voluntary integration. Erin and her husband, Scott, kiss on a couple of different occasions. Gruwell ends up successfuly convincing the superintendent to permit her to teach her kids' junior and senior year. The only person the students hate more is Ms. Erin's father downs some liquor while he meets with his daughter.
Gruwell had transformed her disrespectful and culturally isolated class into a family; a family that actually got excited about going to school, making journal entries, participating, and working together on projects like fundraising to meet Miep Gies. When she testifies, she finally breaks down and tells the truth, much to some of her family members' dismay. It was at this time that Erin's father started supporting her and encouraged her efforts. It's obvious the filmmakers tried to show some restraint in depicting the all-too-real gangbanging surroundings of this story. She is ready to take on the teaching world as she steps inside Wilson High School for her first day. Freedom writers far exceeded my expectations.
Because of all the extra time Erin was putting into her job and students, her husband felt neglected and unworthy of all of her accomplishments, which lead to their unfortunate divorce. Meanwhile, Gruwell asks her students to write their diaries in book form. What happened next created a turning point for both teacher and students. Erin and Scott drink wine, mostly over dinner. The students brought their gang warfare from the streets into the classroom, the only thing they shared were their hatred for one another and the understanding that they were simply being warehoused in the educational system until they were old enough to disappear.