In the new comedy "Bad Teacher," Cameron Diaz plays, well, a very bad teacher — she sleeps in class, smokes pot and is way more interested in financing a breast augmentation than educating her middle-school students. But she's hardly the first awful educator on the big screen. Over the course of cinema history, teachers have engaged in all manner of inappropriate behavior, and often encouraged their students to do the same. And sometimes they've been guilty of perhaps the worst pedagogical crime of all – boring their students to tears. Herewith, a tribute to some of our other favorite classroom terrors from film history.
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