The Way it Spozed to be

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Boynton cook, 1997 - Education - 188 pages
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The Way It Spozed to Be deals incisively with what is still the root problem of ghetto schools: their appalling failure to reach the kids, their obsession with rote learning and imposed discipline, which only drives them further into apathy and rebellion. . . . This book exposes the conflict between image and reality, between the way things "spozed to be" and the way they are.

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A first-year teacher's semi-stream-of-consciousness account of his first year of teaching in George Washington Junior High, somewhere in California. He captures the frustration and futility of trying ... Read full review

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Excellent look at the way things were in a mid-city school in the 70s. Read full review


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About the author (1997)

JAMES HERNDON taught in California for more than twenty-five years and was president of his local teachers' union. His writing about education, which also includes The Way It Spozed to Be (Heinemann) and Notes from a Schoolteacher, established him as one of the most important voices of the nation's school reform movement.

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