Letters to a young teacher
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|Grouping Title||letters to a young teacher|
|Grouping Author||kozol jonathan|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-06-17 04:48:33AM|
|Last Indexed||2019-06-17 04:51:42AM|
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|detailed_location_arlington||Aurora Hills Adult Nonfiction, Central Adult Nonfiction|
In these affectionate letters to Francesca, a first grade teacher at an inner-city school in Boston, Jonathan Kozol vividly describes his repeated visits to her classroom while, under Francesca’s likably irreverent questioning, also revealing his own most personal stories of the years that he has spent in public schools.
Letters to a Young Teacher reignites a number of the controversial issues that Kozol has powerfully addressed in recent years: the mania of high-stakes testing that turns many classrooms into test-prep factories where spontaneity and critical intelligence are no longer valued, the invasion of our public schools by predatory private corporations, and the inequalities of urban schools that are once again almost as segregated as they were a century ago.
But most of all, these letters are rich with the happiness of teaching children, the curiosity and jubilant excitement children bring into the classroom at an early age, and their ability to overcome their insecurities when they are in the hands of an adoring and hard-working teacher.
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|subject_facet||Teachers -- United States -- Anecdotes, Teaching -- United States, Teaching -- United States -- Anecdotes|
|title_display||Letters to a young teacher|
|title_full||Letters to a Young Teacher, Letters to a young teacher / Jonathan Kozol|
|title_short||Letters to a young teacher|