조 클락, 영화 'Lean on Me에 영감을 준 말도 안되는 NJ 학교 교장,’죽었다 82

조 클락, 영화 'Lean on Me에 영감을 준 말도 안되는 NJ 학교 교장,’죽었다 82

조 클락, 말도 안되는, baseball-bat-wielding 뉴저지 high school principal who inspired the 1989 영화 “내게 기대,” died Tuesday at age 82, his family announced.

Clark died in his Florida home surrounded by his family after a long battle with an unspecified illness.

As principal of the crime- and drug-ridden Eastside High School in Paterson, N.J., Clark famously roamed the hallways with a bullhorn and a bat to keep students in line. His unique methods andtough loveattitude placed Clark in the national spotlight, earning him both supporters and critics.

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Eastside High School Principal Joe Clark is pictured at a rally by student supporters in Paterson, N.J. 12 월. 21, 1987. (AP 통신)

Eastside High School Principal Joe Clark is pictured at a rally by student supporters in Paterson, N.J. 12 월. 21, 1987. (AP 통신)

This is a sad day for our city. Joe Clark spoke strongly and carried a big stick. My condolences to his family, 재학생, and everyone he inspired. May he rest in peace. #LeanOnMewrote Paterson Mayor André Sayegh on Facebook.

Clark was portrayed by actor Morgan Freeman in “내게 기대,” which was loosely based on Clark’s tenure at Eastside. During that time, Clark expelled 300 students for drug possession, vandalism and fighting, while challenging those that remained to perform better.

He explained that his decision to hold a bat was a symbol of choice: a student could either strike out or hit a home run.

Clark was born in Rochelle, Ga., on May 8, 1938, before his family moved north to Newark, N.J., when he was 6 살이에요. After graduating from Newark Central High School, Clark earned a bachelor’s degree from William Paterson College (now William Paterson University), a master’s degree from Seton Hall University, and an honorary doctorate from the U.S. Sports Academy.

He later served as a U.S. Army Reserve Sergeant and Drill Instructor, which his family said helped to provide him a foundation for respect and order that would continue over his roughly three-decade-long education career.

Clark retired from Eastside in 1989 then worked as director of a juvenile detention center in Newark for six years. He also wroteLaying Down the Law: Joe Clark’s Strategy for Saving Our Schools,” which detailed his methods for turning around Eastside High.

His success in turning around the high school prompted President Ronald Reagan to offer Clark a White House policy adviser position. Clark was also featured on the cover of Time magazine and he made appearances on “60 의사록” 과 “The Arsenio Hall Show.

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Clark later retired to Gainesville, Fla, 위치 70 miles southwest of Jacksonville. He is predeceased by his wife, Gloria, and survived by his children, Joetta, Hazel, and JJ. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Talitha, Jorell, and Hazel.

Eileen Shafer, superintendent of Paterson School District, shared her condolences in a statement following his passing.

Joe Clark left his indelible mark on public education by being fiercely devoted to the students in his care. He demanded more from his students because he believed they could achieve more than what was expected of them. And with his bullhorn and baseball bat, and Joe Clark courageously stood in the way of anyone who dared to try to lure a young person down the wrong path,” said Schafer, according to New York City’s WABC-TV.

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Joe Clark was even the subject of a Hollywood movie. 하지만 결국, it is the many lives Joe Clark influenced for the better that have become his greatest legacy,” 그녀는 계속했다.

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