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By Laurel M. Sturt

Calling on coverage, study, humor and a beneficiant serving of snark, during this innovative tale, irreverent Laurel M. Sturt pulls no punches detailing her strange lifestyles within the trenches instructing in a high-needs effortless university within the Bronx. With the Alice In Wonderland backdrop of a faculty strangled via poverty, No baby Left Behind's "accountability" and Michael Bloomberg's micromanagement, Sturt trains an unflinching eye at the difficulty confronting todayʼs educators, offering a scathing indictment of pretentious academic reform pushed through a mercenary schedule to denationalise a procedure worthy billions. the writer fees educators and fogeys to unite and manage on the grassroots point to struggle for this civil rights factor of our time--the correct to an honest education--coalescing round confirmed non-negotiables corresponding to common pre-kindergarten, a wealthy curriculum unfastened from high-stakes trying out, and the socioeconomic integration of faculties. by way of refusing an apartheid within which the only percentage and the ninety-nine percentage obtain enormously diversified educations, group through neighborhood we will be able to force again the privatizers, restoring the “public” to a method dedicated to all.

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