The Ron Clark Story (also known as The Triumph in Australia, New Zealand, Belgium, the UK, Sweden and the Philippines) is a 2006 television film, starring Matthew Perry, that premiered on TNT on Sunday, August 13, 2006. Based on the real educator Ron Clark, it centers on the title character (Perry), a white teacher from a small town, who moves to New York City and tries to make a difference in the lives of his minority students despite nobody, including the students themselves, believing in them. The film was sponsored by Johnson & Johnson. Wikipedia
The Ron Clark Story is a member of the following lists: American films, English-language films, Films based on actual events, 2000s drama films, 2006 television films, Films about educators, Films directed by Randa Haines, Films directed by Randa Haines, Film Genre: Biography and Film Genre: Drama.
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Ron Clark: Y'landa, good morning. Do you have a list of the public schools in Harlem? Y'landa: Sure I do, baby. (Y'landa hands him the phonebook) Ron Clark: Okay, thank you. Y'landa: What do you want school listings for? Ron Clark: I'm a teacher. Y'landa: And you wanna teach - up in Harlem? Ron Clark: Yes. Y'landa: Well then, honey, you're gonna need something else. Personal injury lawyers. (she flips through the phone book) Y'landa: Cause once your white behind goes on up in there they be carrying you back up the same way you went in. What kind of foolishness is this? Going on up there and all trying to teach? You know you ain't gonna... Ron Clark: Okay thank you.