By John Owens
An explosive new examine the pressures on today's academics and the pitfalls of college reform, Confessions of a nasty Teacher provides a passionate attract retailer public colleges, prior to it's too late.
When John Owens left a profitable activity to coach English at a public college in ny City's South Bronx, he concept he may do a little sturdy. confronted with a flood of suffering scholars, Owens devised creative how you can interact each final one. yet as his scholars started to thrive below his tutelage, Owens came across himself more and more mired in a damaged academic process, pushed through damaged facts, funds, and administrations undermining their very own help system—the academics.
The scenario has gotten to the purpose the place the word "Bad Teacher" is sort of interchangeable with "Teacher." And Owens discovered himself categorised simply that after the tools he observed inspiring his scholars didn't meet the reform mandates. With firsthand debts from lecturers around the kingdom and suggestions for making improvements to public faculties, Confessions of a foul Teacher is an eye-opening call-to-action to embody our greatest educators and create genuine reform for our children's futures.
"A lucid name to motion and a must-read for a person who cares approximately America's future...Owens makes use of his own trip as a prism to inform an pressing tale approximately America's study rooms. vital, passionate, and timely."—MK Asante, award-winning filmmaker and writer of Buck
"John Owens is the true deal. an outstanding teacher—despite the name of the book—he has the good skill to jot down movingly approximately his reviews. This publication is a willing insider's view of what's occurring in schooling around the state and a clean refutation to people who might 'fix' our faculties from afar, with out realizing them."—David Berliner, bestselling coauthor of Collateral harm: How High-Stakes trying out Corrupts America's Schools
"This e-book should still function a warning sign to the overall public...Insightful, enticing, and infrequently middle breaking, it's going to support readers to knowing why such a lot of nice lecturers are leaving our schools."—Pedro Noguera, Peter L. Professor of schooling, ny college and writer of City colleges and the yank Dream