The Battle for Room 314

My Year of Hope and Despair in a New York City High School
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (7.57 hours)
Product Number: Z100116295
Released: Mar 24, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781478966586
Narrator/s: Ed Boland
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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THE BATTLE FOR ROOM 314 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: Freddy 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 schools that claim to be progressive but still fail their students. Told with compassion, humor, and a keen eye, Boland's story is sure to ignite debate about the future of American education and attempts to reform it.

Author(s): Ed Boland
Original Publish Date: Feb 09, 2016

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Author(s): Ed Boland
Product Number EB00358127
Released: Feb 09, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781455560622

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