Results May Vary: A Novel about an Urban High School

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Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency (SBPRA), 2010 - Fiction - 274 pages
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Results May Vary follows a teacher and a student through one day in the life of a Los Angeles high school. Santa Ana winds are blowing, brush fires are burning in the mountains above the city, and emotions are tinder dry. It's the end of the year push for a battery of standardized tests. Despite outward signs of success, Mr. Miller, a teacher, and Grace, a junior, are pressed to the breaking point by the school system. "Results May Vary is an inside look at the way teachers and students in an urban high school come to terms with the system and themselves." - Ramon Cortines, Superintendent, Los Angeles Unified School District "This superb debut novel confronts the tough issues teachers and students face in a school system that discourages both intimacy and excellence." - Antonia Darder, Distinguished Professor of Education, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign "Miller and Grace teach us the value of commitment in the face of dysfunction. Haussler exposes the underbelly of our schools, while revealing the radiance that still shines there." - Thelma Reyna, Author, California Mentor Teacher, longtime Principal and Superintendent of Schools "This brilliant novel should be made into a film." - Luis Brunstein, Professor of Economics, Georgetown University About the Author: After twenty years as a high school teacher, Michael H. Haussler now teaches graduate students at California State University, Los Angeles. "What motivated me to write this book was seeing firsthand the way public schools alternately inspire or crush the dreams of students and teachers." Publisher's website: http: //

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