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The Resource As bad as they say? : three decades of teaching in the Bronx, Janet Grossbach Mayer

As bad as they say? : three decades of teaching in the Bronx, Janet Grossbach Mayer

Label
As bad as they say? : three decades of teaching in the Bronx
Title
As bad as they say?
Title remainder
three decades of teaching in the Bronx
Statement of responsibility
Janet Grossbach Mayer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Rundown, vermin-infested buildings; rigid, slow-to-react bureaucratic systems; children from broken homes and declining communities. How can a teacher succeed? How does a student not only survive but also come to thrive? It can happen, and this book tells the heroic stories of the author's students during her 33-year tenure as a Bronx high school teacher. In 1995, her students began a pen-pal exchange with South African teenagers who, under apartheid, had been denied an education. Almost uniformly, the South Africans asked, "Is the Bronx as bad as they say?" This dedicated teacher promised those students and all future ones that she would write a book to help change the stereotypical image of Bronx students and show that, in spite of overwhelming obstacles, they are outstanding young people, capable of the highest achievements. She walks the reader through the decrepit school building, describing the deplorable physical conditions that students and faculty navigate daily. Then, in eight chapters eight amazing young people are introduced, a small sample of the more than 14,000 students the writer has felt honored to teach. She describes her own Bronx roots and the powerful influences that made her such a determined teacher. Finally, the veteran teacher sounds the alarm to stop the corruption and degradation of public education in the guise of what are euphemistically labeled reforms. She also expresses optimism that public education and our democracy can still be saved, urgently calling on all to become involved and help save our schools."--Publisher's abstract
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mayer, Janet Grossbach
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mayer, Janet Grossbach
  • Mayer, Janet Grossbach
  • High school teachers
  • English teachers
  • Teaching
  • Bronx (New York, N.Y.)
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • EDUCATION
  • English teachers
  • High school teachers
  • Teaching
  • New York (State)
  • New York (State)
  • United States
Label
As bad as they say? : three decades of teaching in the Bronx, Janet Grossbach Mayer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Remarkable Ramika
  • Marion--A Rare Gem
  • A Typical American Teenager--Dominican Republic-Style
  • Tenacious Tamika
  • Multiple Intelligences: A Digression
  • Dolores--The Dancer
  • Marisa--with Charisma
  • Pedro--The Piano Player
  • Bridging the Gap
  • III:
  • I:
  • Losing Our Way.
  • Deception, Dismantling, and Demise of Public Education
  • Bronx Roots.
  • Introduction
  • Nobody
  • It Was the Worst of Times
  • II:
  • Defying Expectations.
  • Omara--The Orphan
  • pt. 1. Bronx roots -- pt. 2. Defying expectations -- pt. 3. Losing our way
Control code
ocn732958451
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 166 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780823240814
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt132k8p2
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)732958451
Label
As bad as they say? : three decades of teaching in the Bronx, Janet Grossbach Mayer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Remarkable Ramika
  • Marion--A Rare Gem
  • A Typical American Teenager--Dominican Republic-Style
  • Tenacious Tamika
  • Multiple Intelligences: A Digression
  • Dolores--The Dancer
  • Marisa--with Charisma
  • Pedro--The Piano Player
  • Bridging the Gap
  • III:
  • I:
  • Losing Our Way.
  • Deception, Dismantling, and Demise of Public Education
  • Bronx Roots.
  • Introduction
  • Nobody
  • It Was the Worst of Times
  • II:
  • Defying Expectations.
  • Omara--The Orphan
  • pt. 1. Bronx roots -- pt. 2. Defying expectations -- pt. 3. Losing our way
Control code
ocn732958451
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 166 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780823240814
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt132k8p2
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)732958451

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