The Girls in the Back of the Class

The Girls in the Back of the Class

Book - 1995
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Baker & Taylor
A young high school teacher recounts the struggle to keep her students in school and out of trouble

Blackwell North Amer
When LouAnne Johnson started teaching, she was young, idealistic, excited to help her students learn. But the students, long neglected and labeled hopeless, had other ideas, and it took all of LouAnne's humor and ingenuity - not to mention her Marine training - to turn a group of "time servers" into the proud and successful kids described in My Posse Don't Do Homework. Attitudes changed, test scores improved, and graduation rates increased.
With a new group of students came new problems, and LouAnne's commitment to making sure more girls stayed in school introduced her to a new set of challenges. Her account of the struggles she and her students faced in overcoming liabilities in and out of the classroom - drugs, teen pregnancies, abuse, and poverty - makes The Girls in the Back of the Class a fascinating, moving story of what it means to be a teacher in America today.

Baker
& Taylor

In the sequel to My Posse Don't Do Homework, a young high-school teacher continues her account of her struggle to keep her students in school and out of trouble.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1995
ISBN: 9780312130817
0312130813
Characteristics: x, 262 p. ; 22 cm

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