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User Review  - Yes2Education - Borders

When I began reading this book, I was shocked at how involved Rafe was with his 5th grade class. It truly is unfortunate how the educational systems we have are not fulfilling 100% which they should ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Honored by everyone from Oprah Winfrey to Johns Hopkins University during his 17 years in the Los Angeles public-school system, Esquith explains how he molds disadvantaged kids into high-performing ... Read full review

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User Review  - debnance - LibraryThing

Esquith was teaching in a school heeuphemistically calls Camelot whenhe had a life-changing moment andmade the move to a school he refersto as the Jungle. Hehas been wildly successful there by ... Read full review

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User Review  - montano - LibraryThing

Very inspiring read. An iconoclast who rocks the foundation of the school system. It's easy to see why he disturbs people and the system. Esquith reminds us that we are almost all capable of more and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

This memoir by award-winning elementary school teacher Esquith begins with what may be the best line in educational criticism: "It's dangerous to think too much about public education." Readers with a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Richard Curry - Goodreads

Personal experience of an inner city teacher. There are MANY reviews of this book, and I recommend reading the other reviews. Mr. Esquith is EXTREMELY heroic and self-sacrificing, but one has to ask ... Read full review

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