I Choose to Stay

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A gifted child raised in the Philadelphia projects earns an Ivy League education but returns to the inner city to become an elementary school principal. There, he revives the troubled school's long-do... more

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Tim Chambers
Gavin O'Connor

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Salome Thomas-EL
Cecil Murphey

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A gifted child raised in the Philadelphia projects earns an Ivy League education but returns to the inner city to become an elementary school principal. There, he revives the troubled school's long-dormant chess club and helps the team go all the way to the national championships.

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  • Based on Salome Thomas-EL's memoir "I Choose to Stay: A Black Teacher Refuses to Desert the Inner City."

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