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The Marva Collins Story
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Marva Collins Story, The (DVD)
Cicely Tyson and Morgan Freeman star in the true story of Marva Collins, a talented and determined teacher who leaves Chicago's public school system to open her own school.With no funding, in a poor neighborhood, teaching children that the school system has labeled "unteachable," Collins should fail. But refusing to accept failure--from herself or her studends--Collins succeeds, and her students excel in this moving drama, The Marva Collins Story.Edward Asner introduces the film and summarizes Mrs. Collins' stunning achievements with underprivilged children in the Chicago.]]>
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Also, if the DVD came had a Spanish option, it would reach a lot more who need to hear her message.
I also highly recommend her book where she and a co-author tell it like it is.
She is as great as Martin Luther King Jr. Both state that skin is not the issue, but the content of one's character which Marva Collins pinpoints with success.
God bless them both.
For everyone, this is a marvelous example of how your beliefs shape your reality. When one woman wouldn't accept the conventional wisdom of her time and place and instead followed her own, she changed the world for countless children and their families.
Yes, this made-for-TV production is not as impressive as a full-up theater production. But passionate acting by Cicely Tyson with a good supporting cast will tug at your heartstrings and stir your hopes for the next generation. Buy it, and share it with everyone in your family!
I remember watching this TV movie when I first started homeschooling my son. I told my husband, "If we lived in Chicago, I would ask Mrs. Collins if she would consider teaching our son."
What a compassionate woman Mrs. Collins is.. a diamond in the rough! There are so few gifted teachers out there! Also, I love how she got away from any government control over her school.