Season 1, Episode 5 Free Speech
First Aired: April 24, 2001
Joan's speech team wins the state championship---and a trip to San Francisco. But then the School Board cuts its funding, and the funding for all other school activities, and the teachers vie with each other to get their money back. Meanwhile, a student (Aaron Himelstein) develops a crush on Ruby (Donna Murphy), and isn't shy about letting her know. Coach: Cedric Young. Chairwoman: Meg Thalken.
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- Premiered: March 27, 2001
- Rating: None
- Premise: Romance involving a manic Chicago high-school teacher and her conservative banker boyfriend, who's more committed to the relationship than she is. (more)