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    • Why Do Only White People Get Abducted by Aliens?

    • Teaching Lessons from the Bronx
    • By: Ilana Garon
    • Narrated by: Romy Nordlinger
    • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    The true story of a young teacher attempting to change lives in a troubled educational system. According to Ilana Garon, popular books and movies are inundated with the myth of the "hero teacher" - the one who charges headfirst into dysfunctional inner-city schools like a firefighter into an inferno, bringing the student victims to safety through a combination of charisma and innate righteousness. The students are then "saved" by the teacher’s idealism, empathy, and faith. This is not that type of book....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Compelling characters and superb writing...

    • By Yossi on 09-15-13

    Regular price: $19.95