While attending the Hayward Education Association’s press conference at Tennyson High regarding contract negotiations, I overheard a few teachers — who sounded more than ready to strike — planning to remove, hide or lock up their VCRs so that substitutes would be “forced to teach.”
After hearing this, I couldn’t help but remember some of the most memorable movies — courtesy of a substitute teacher — I’ve seen in school.
My favorite has to be the 1993 hit Rudy, which showed me that dreams really do come true. If memory serves me right, I saw the film in a photography class.
What are some of your favorite or not-so-favorite flicks you’ve seen in school thanks to a substitute?
Note: Hayward Unified does have a contingency plan in the event of a teacher work stoppage. Lesson plans that cater to specific student needs, such as classes that focus on preparing for the California High School Exit Exam — set to be administered today and Wednesday — have been prepared by the district.