As an educator, I was immediately interested in Boston Public. So many series, whether they were dramas or comedies, focus on the students. This was a show that finally shows the teacher's side of education.
Boston Public battles current issues, both personal and nation-wide. These include homosexuality, teen pregnancy, the recent terror threats and ethical teacher conduct. This makes Boston Public a show which gives people something to think about. What would I have done in this situation?
I have only one gripe about this show: it's hideously unrealistic at times. One episode features a student cheating tests by hiding a 'little person' genius in his locker. That is never going to happen. However, most issues tackled are real-life issues. Boston Public can therefore not only be used as a great show to watch, but also as a model for high schools everywhere and indeed society. The possibilities for discussion in social studies classes are nearly endless.