Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Taking on a temporary teaching assignment at a very tough junior-high remedial class, Whitley (Jasmine Guy) discovers that her students have been deliberately failing because of peer pressure. Never one to back down from a challenge, Whitley is determined to help the youngsters succeed, even if it means relying on her own inner resources rather than the school's antiquated textbooks. Elsewhere, Dorian (Bumper Robinson) finally asks Lena (Jada Pinkett) out--with a surprise revelation attached. Featured as two of Whitley's hardcase students are Marques Houston and Jerome Jones, late of the R&B group Immature.