Oh joy, it’s back to school time. Those hallowed high school halls are heaven for some, hell for others and a chance for all to reflect on our ever-deteriorating educational system. But hey, think of it this way — the good old days of education weren’t always so good.
Don’t believe me? Check out my latest MSN Movies feature, “Be Cruel To Your School,” which examines reforms on both sides of the teachers’ desk, from the Fifties through to today. The story was inspired by the Twisted Sister song “Be Chrool to Your Scuel,” which included the lyric: “Be cruel to your school/’cause you may never get another.” The song’s controversial video, which featured a high school invaded by flesh-eating zombies, was banned from the airwaves in 1985. Luckily the movie Dance Of The Dead took the premise into feature-length territory in 2008 with hilarious results.