Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Having promised not to give his students a test on The Grapes of Wrath if they promise to study the book and give proof that they understand it, Mr. Turner (Anthony Tyler Quinn) breaks his promise under pressure from Mr. Feeny (William Daniels). Outraged, Cory (Ben Savage) and Shawn (Rider Strong) emulate the Steinbeck novel by going into full "social protest" mode, spearheading a student strike--only to go too far as usual by making ridiculous demands. Predictably, Feeny retaliates, but by episode's end everyone has learned a lesson (tied in with the assigned book, of course). Meanwhile, Eric has trouble maintaining both his friendship with Jason (Jason Marsden) and his romance with manipulative Southern belle Desiree (Sydney Bennett).