If there's a shred of truth in this dramatic comedy set in a modern high school, then education has reached a new low point. Alex (Nick Nolte) is a 15-year veteran of the educational wars, teaching at John Fitzgerald Kennedy High School. The wimpy principal of the school is Horn (William
Schallert), and Roger (Judd Hirsch) is the school's vice principal, a man dedicated to protecting the school's reputation, a martinet and a very tough cookie. When a recent graduate files suit against the school because they allowed him to leave as an illiterate, the plot heats up. Plots,
subplots, counterplots are mixed with many comic moments and some serious, even preachy sequen...