Temes, Peter S.
One School Now
Real Life at Lynn English High
Year of Publication: 1998
New York, Bern, Berlin, Frankfurt/M., Paris, Wien, 1998. 164 pp.
ISBN 978-0-8204-3746-0 pb. (Softcover)
Weight: 0.270 kg, 0.595 lbs
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Lynn English High School is half black, half white; half urban, half small town. The students struggle to learn and to rise above the limits of their town, the racial stereotypes of 1990s New England, and the narrow-mindedness of some of their teachers. Other teachers at Lynn English are heroes, seeing more in their students, and in the significance of their own lives, than most could imagine. Though filled with problems - even a killing in the year this book spans - Lynn English is filled with hope. In both regards it is more typical of the American high school than any sunny suburban school can be today.
About the author(s)/editor(s)
The Author: Peter S. Temes is a writer and teacher whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Harvard Review, and many other publications. He was a member of Harvard University's Faculty of Arts and Sciences when he wrote this book.
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General Editors: Joe L. Kincheloe and Shirley R. Steinberg