Up the Down Staircase (2016)
Up the Down Staircase is about the first, trying assignment for a young, idealistic teacher inside a public, overcrowded New York City high school with a number of troubled students. Sylvia Barrett, fresh out of graduate school, has just been hired to teach English to the teens in this place. Many are undisciplined; a few are hanging with gangs. Follow Ms. Barrett as she navigates her way up the down staircase.