by Gregory Michie
Yet another self-congratuatory book written by a teacher who highlights how he "got through to" urban youth and maybe changed a few of their lives. I am reading it for one of my grad classes in education.
I'm tired of the "If I could just change one life, then my whole career would be worth it" claim. That's bullshit. I am suspicious of what aspects of "their" lives these teachers think need changing and wonder why if all their lives need changing it's considered a success to do so for only one of them.