Read as many as possible and make lists of the different commonalities of inner city schools, no matter which part of our country they're in.
The teacher in this movie refused to let all those characteristics/commonalities/stereotypes deter her from getting her students interested in writing ... and thereby developing their own minds and "blowing away" the stereotypes of inner city teens.
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1) Is it their past and influence from their friends and the availability of drugs and alcohol, and the pressures of gangs,fashions,and overt racism. That will tend to attract behavior which ranges from antisocial to violent and that it affect their studies.
2) Teaching those students must be extremely challenging. However, it could also be a very positive experience because it would be interesting to mingle from different countries or races, and cultures, which can be great because you are able to celebrate the different heritages in the classroom, which will help them to create and build a better understanding between them. And you would be also to learn about the social and economic backgrounds of them and how these impact upon their lives.
is it right??