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Author Keizer, Garret.

Title Getting schooled : the reeducation of an American teacher / Garret Keizer.

Publication Info. New York : Metropolitan Books, 2014.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 DeKalb PL Adult Non-Fiction - DKLY-12  371.1092 KEI    AVAILABLE
 Fossil Ridge PL - Main Adult Non Fiction - FRBB-2  373.11 KEI    AVAILABLE
 Ida PL Adult Non-Fiction - IPLY-11  373.1102 KEI    AVAILABLE
 Mokena Community PL Adult Non-Fiction - MKBB-1  373.11 KEI    AVAILABLE
 Moline PL Adult Non-Fiction - MPLG-6  373.1102 KEI    AVAILABLE
 New Lenox PL Adult Non-Fiction - NLBB-1  373.11 KEI    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Non-Fiction - NSLY-11  372.1102 KEI    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Roscoe Adult Non-Fiction - NSRY-11  372.1102 KEI    AVAILABLE
 Rock Island Main Lib Adult Non-Fiction - RIPG-6  373.1102 KEI    AVAILABLE
 Seneca PL Adult Non-Fiction - SEBB-3  373.11 KEIZER    AVAILABLE
Description 302 pages ; 22 cm
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Summary "Perhaps no profession is so constantly discussed, regulated, and maligned by non-practitioners as teaching. The voices of the teachers themselves are conspicuously missing. Defying this trend, teacher and writer Garret Keizer takes us to school-- literally-- in this account of his return to the same rural Vermont high school where he taught fourteen years ago. Much has changed since then-- a former student is his principal, standardized testing is the reigning god, and smoking in the boys' room has been supplanted by texting in the boys' room. More familiar are the effects of poverty, the exuberance of youth, and the staggering workload that technology has done as much to increase as to lighten. Telling the story of Keizer's year in the classroom, Getting Schooled takes us everywhere a teacher might go: from field trips to school plays to town meetings, from a kid's eureka moment to a parent's dark night of the soul. At once fiercely critical and deeply contemplative, Keizer exposes the obstacles that teachers face daily-- and along the way takes aim at some cherished cant: that public education is doomed, that the heroic teacher is the cure for all that ails education, that educational reform can serve as a cheap substitute for societal reformation. Angry, humorous, and always hopeful, Getting Schooled is as good an argument as we are likely to hear for a substantive reassessment of our schools and those who struggle in them"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Keizer, Garret.
High school teaching -- Vermont -- Case studies.
High school teachers -- Professional relationships -- Vermont -- Case studies.
Public schools -- Vermont -- Case studies.
EDUCATION / General.
ISBN 9780805096439 hardback
0805096434 hardback

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