Just received a very lovely review from Donovan’s Bookshelf: Yo Miz! combines the tone of a memoir with serious (and, at times, unexpectedly comic) observations from an unconventional teacher who moves from her home school to teach at 25 Manhattan public high schools in one year, and charts not only Rose’s growth as an […]
Dr. Carole Lieberman, host of “Dr. Carole’s Couch” interviewed me about the book for her radio show. She asked some very provocative questions, including the toughest one yet, “Why do some of our public schools get to screen for top students and have so many more resources than others?” The full show is here. Dr. […]
Dan Hust wrote a beautiful piece on Yo Miz! for the “Sullivan Life” section of August 7’s Sullivan County Democrat. He hit all the high points. Many thanks. You can read it here.
BTW – He’s my new BFF!
I had to cut “Yo Miz” the book…alot… to focus on the kids I encountered – and my hope for them. Starting today, I’m posting bits and pieces that didn’t make the cut. My Short History of Tweed Tweed. That’s the familiar name for the old New York County Courthouse, that elegant neo-classical, American […]
Adelle C, a remarkable woman, an ex principal and now cup cake baker, is the first administrator to go public about her experiences during Michelle Rhee’s time as chancellor of Washington DC’s Public Schools. John Merrow, Frontline correspondent, ran a story about Michelle Rhee 2 nights ago about her DC leadership. This story has provoked […]
That’s right. 650 students. Total art supplies: one cardboard box with some paper and a few colored pencils. No pencil sharpener. In my upcoming book about my adventures teaching in 25 Manhattan public high schools last year, (working title: “Yo Miz”) you can read all about this travesty. These kids are starved for the arts. […]