Battle for Room 314, The: My Year of Hope and Despair in a New York City High School

Publication Date : 9/2/16
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In the tradition of the classic Up The Down Staircase, an unforgettable book about a year inside a troubled New York City school.

In a fit of idealism, Ed Boland left a twenty-year career as a non-profit executive to teach in a tough New York City public high school. But his hopes quickly collided headlong with the appalling reality of his students' lives and a hobbled education system unable to help them: Jay runs a drug ring for his incarcerated brother; Nee-cole is homeschooled on the subway by her brilliant homeless mother; and Byron's Ivy League dream is dashed because he is undocumented.

In the end, Boland isn't hoisted on his students' shoulders and no one passes AP anything. This is no urban fairy tale of at-risk kids saved by a Hollywood hero, but a searing indictment of reform-minded schools that claim to be progressive but still fail their students.

Told with compassion, humor, and a keen eye, Boland's story will resonate deeply with anyone who cares about the future of education.


SKU 9781455560615
Barcode # 9781455560615
Brand Grand Central Publishing
Artist / Author Ed Boland
Shipping Weight 0.2500kg
Shipping Width 0.010m
Shipping Height 0.147m
Shipping Length 0.211m
Unit Of Measure each
Publication Date 9/2/16
Number of pages 256
format Hardback
Author Ed Boland

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