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Be honest : and other advice from students across the country

Author: Nínive Clements Calegari; Mariama Lockington; Laura McKinney
Publisher: New York : 826 National/New Press : Distributed by Perseus Distribution, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Students themselves tell us what they think about what's going on in American schools today, their own classroom experiences, what is going well and how things might be different."

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nínive Clements Calegari; Mariama Lockington; Laura McKinney
ISBN: 9781595586094 1595586091
OCLC Number: 656451549
Description: xxii, 246 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: "Thanks for teaching me how to steer": letters to educators --
"Bobbing when I should have weaved": vignettes inspired by Sherman Alexie --
"Going for broke": essays inspired by James Baldwin --
"Help us help ourselves": essays explaining what schools would look like if these students ran them --
"Tomorrow's leaders": speeches in the voices of Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, President Barack Obama, or the students themselves --
Afterword: "I didn't know you talked like that" --
Some suggestions for making classroom publishing projects work.
Responsibility: edited by Nínive Calegari ; with Mariama Lockington and Laura McKinney.


In the tradition of the bestselling Fires in the Bathroom, comes a riveting book full of surprising insights from young people who truly care about reaching out to teachers.  Read more...


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Insightful observations and useful ideas abound in these writings by participants in 826 National, a nonprofit San Francisco based tutoring program focused on writing. In these "Letters to Teachers," Read more...

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