In this over-the-top comedy, a group of rowdy high school students ù whose idea of a good time is throwing a wild party at the home of Principal Moss while he's busy at school ù winds up in detention. As punishment, they're instructed to write an essay on what's wrong with America's educational system. The class brain, stuck in detention with the partiers, comes up with a well-written piece that's sent to the President of the U.S. The President is so impressed that he invites the students to Washington D.C. to speak before Congress. Sen. John Lerman, one of the President's chief rivals, knows the truth about the students, and he seconds the idea of bringing them to Washington, certain that their behavior will embarrass the President. Principal Moss, sex-starved teacher Tracy Milford and drug-addled bus driver Red load the troublemakers onto a bus and hit the road for the nation's capitol ù mayhem ensues.