Lives on the Boundary: The Struggles and Achievements of America's Underprepared

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Free Press, 1989 - Education - 255 pages
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Remedial, illiterate, intellectually deficient--these are the stigmas that define the educational underclass to which Mike Rose once belonged. Here, he tells of his personal journey from a Los Angeles ghetto to a major research university, bringing a vital challenge to those who must shape America's educational agenda.

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Because a teacher believed in him, Rose (writing program, UCLA) was able to escape from poverty and go to college. There he floundered, unfamiliar with the conventions and demands of academic ... Read full review

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Contents

Entering the Conversation
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The Poem Is a Substitute for Love
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Literate Stirrings
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Copyright

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