Idealistic history teacher Richard Clark (Jon Lovitz) chooses to work at tough inner-city school Marion Barry High, rather than accept a post at a posh academy. He believes that every student has the potential to achieve, and wins the support of fellow teacher Victoria Chappell (Tia Carrere). He has a hard task winning over his class however, and his attempts rankle with the school principal (Louise Fletcher). He also faces interference from a former student-turned gangster, Paco. This send-up of high school movies hails from the same team responsible for 'The Naked Gun'.