A gritty nonfiction book about the drug trade in Baltimore, The Corner is not much discussed in school reform circles. But a handful of
teachers love and even teach it in class. One of those pointed me to
these pages, in which authors Simon and Burns describe the disconnect between
school life and real life, and the endless cycle of reforms and
adjustments that come and go and come and go without much effect.
To me, that's as good as Kozol or Kotlowitz. What do you think? Check out a few pages online here, or get a copy and read for yourself. [Cross posted from TWIE]
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