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The Resource The battle for Room 314 : my year of hope and despair in a New York City high school, Ed Boland

The battle for Room 314 : my year of hope and despair in a New York City high school, Ed Boland

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The battle for Room 314 : my year of hope and despair in a New York City high school
Title
The battle for Room 314
Title remainder
my year of hope and despair in a New York City high school
Statement of responsibility
Ed Boland
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"In the tradition of the classic Up The Down Staircase comes an unforgettable book about a year inside a troubled New York City school. In a fit of idealism, Ed Boland left a twenty-year career as a non-profit executive to teach in a tough New York City public high school. But his hopes quickly collided headlong with the appalling reality of his students' lives and a hobbled education system unable to help them: Jay runs a drug ring for his incarcerated brother; Nee-cole is homeschooled on the subway by her brilliant homeless mother; and Byron's Ivy League dream is dashed because he is undocumented. In the end, Boland isn't hoisted on his students' shoulders and no one passes AP anything. This is no urban fairy tale of at-risk kids saved by a Hollywood hero, but a searing indictment of reform-minded schools that claim to be progressive but still fail their students. Told with compassion, humor, and a keen eye, Boland's story will resonate deeply with anyone who cares about the future of education. "--
Summary
In a fit of idealism, Ed Boland left a twenty-year career as a non-profit executive to teach in a tough New York City public high school. But his hopes quickly collided headlong with the appalling reality of his students' lives and a hobbled education system unable to help them. In the end, Boland isn't hoisted on his students' shoulders and no one passes AP anything. This is no urban fairy tale of at-risk kids saved by a Hollywood hero, but a searing indictment of reform-minded schools that claim to be progressive but still fail their students
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Biography type
autobiography
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10470245
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DLC
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Boland, Ed
Dewey number
  • 373.11092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Boland, Ed
  • High school teachers
  • Public schools
  • Education
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Educators
Target audience
adult
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my year of hope and despair in a New York City high school
Label
The battle for Room 314 : my year of hope and despair in a New York City high school, Ed Boland
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Chantay -- The good ol' days -- Best practices -- Nemesis -- Nowhere over the rainbow -- Powers of ten -- Sweet Jesús -- Lord Byron -- Free Freddy! -- My funny Valentina -- Old school -- Lil' Mickey, a disciple of soul -- The ivy curtain -- Massacre of the innocents -- Point of no return -- Pomp and circumstance -- Epilogue: A message to Charles
Control code
ocn911069826
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 243 pages
Isbn
9781455560615
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015032644
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)911069826
Label
The battle for Room 314 : my year of hope and despair in a New York City high school, Ed Boland
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Chantay -- The good ol' days -- Best practices -- Nemesis -- Nowhere over the rainbow -- Powers of ten -- Sweet Jesús -- Lord Byron -- Free Freddy! -- My funny Valentina -- Old school -- Lil' Mickey, a disciple of soul -- The ivy curtain -- Massacre of the innocents -- Point of no return -- Pomp and circumstance -- Epilogue: A message to Charles
Control code
ocn911069826
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 243 pages
Isbn
9781455560615
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015032644
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)911069826

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