The Way it Spozed to be

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Boynton cook, 1997 - Education - 188 pages
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This work deals with what is still the root problem of ghetto schools: their failure to reach the kids, their obsession with rote learning, and imposed discipline, which only drives kids further into apathy and rebellion.

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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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This is a classic in the teacher coping with difficult ghetto schools educational genre. I'd always wanted to read it. The author discovers that everything he is supposed to do doesn't work, and he ... 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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