Not a hero, not a hack | Joanne

The documentary Teacher of the Year showcases a North Carolina social studies teacher who’s neither a hack nor a hero, writes Andrew Simmons in The Atlantic.

Raleigh high school teachers Rob Phillips and Jay Korreck made their colleague Angie Scioli the star of their movie, which premiered this week at Wake Forest University.

“To suck the public in,” the movie starts by establishing Scioli as a good teacher, she tells Simmons. “Then in the second part of the movie, you learn that half my fourth-period class is failing, my value-added test scores are terrible, and the event I organized,…

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