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Letters to a Young Teacher

Jonathan Kozol

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Description:

In these affectionate letters to Francesca, a first grade teacher at an inner-city school in Boston, Jonathan Kozol vividly describes his repeated visits to her classroom while, under Francesca's likably irreverent questioning, also revealing his own most personal stories of the years that he has spent in public schools. Letters to a Young Teacher reignites a number of the controversial issues that Kozol has powerfully addressed in recent years: the mania of high-stakes testing that turns many classrooms into test-prep factories where spontaneity and critical intelligence are no longer valued, the invasion of our public schools by predatory private corporations, and the inequalities of urban schools that are once again almost as segregated as they were a century ago. But most of all, these letters are rich with the happiness of teaching children, the curiosity and jubilant excitement children bring into the classroom at an early age, and their ability to overcome their insecurities when they are in the hands of an adoring and hard-working teacher.

Language:

English

Narrators:

David Drummond

Length:

5h 37m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:31


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

08:06


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

18:37


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

15:22


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

16:17


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

18:04


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

17:46


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

20:30


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

16:52


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

15:42


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

29:06


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

28:36


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

30:04


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

27:20


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

25:16


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

27:01


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

14:46


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:10


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

00:22