It is a film based on the true story of Richmond High School basketball coach Carter, most known for locking his basketball team out of the gym due to its poor academic performance.
I see a system that is designed for you to fail.
– Coach Carter
He is a man on a mission to teach his students the importance of discipline, and education. Therefore, Coach Carter asks the players to sign a contract for keeping the grades up otherwise they are suspended from the team.
He teaches his students the fundamentals of basketball, what it means to be a team, and also that life is about choices. Through his actions, he makes the students see what they are capable of. One of the players will find the answer to a question he kept asking them:
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.
– Marianne Williamson
In my opinion, every school board should watch and learn from this film. It is a great movie and everyone will take something away from it.