Freedom Writers (2007)
Freedom Writers is based on the true story of a fresh-out-of-college teacher who ends up teaching the kids nobody wants to teach in L.A., the ones everyone expects will drop out in the next couple of years. They all ended up graduating, and they published a book called The Freedom Writers Diary: How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around Them, which I'll definitely read someday. The movie was very good--good acting by Hilary Swank and others. Definitely worth seeing.