Tuesday, September 23, 2008

City Kids, City Teachers: Reports from the Front Row

Chicago Book Discussion

Join co-editor Gregory Michie and contributors Monique Redeaux,

Lisa Espinosa, Katie Hogan, and Janise Hurtig

Wednesday, Sept. 24 - 7:30 pm
Women & Children First
5233 N. Clark St.

for a discussion of the new book:
City Kids, City Teachers: Reports from the Front Row

Edited by William Ayers, Gloria Ladson-Billings,
Gregory Michie, and Pedro Noguera

A contemporary companion to City Kids, City Teachers: Reports from the Front Row, this new collection has been compiled by four of the country's most prominent urban educators. Featuring the writing of young people and practicing teachers, poets and scholars, social critics and journalists, City Kids, City Teachers offers unique takes on topics ranging from culturally relevant teaching and scripted curricula to the criminalization of youth, gentrification, and the inequities of school funding. In the words of Deborah Meier, "For a teacher, parent, citizen, or policy maker, this is a collection of some of the most important actors in the struggle to make our educational system work for all kids."

"Challenges the conventional wisdom of what it means to live in the city or teach in urban schoolsÅ .Teachers throughout the nation will appreciate the honesty, complexity, and passion of this wonderful book."
--Sonia Nieto, Professor Emerita, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
"Lands squarely on the streets of America where a variety of voices offers the clarity and detail of schools that work, practices that add value in the classroom, and relationships which build the confidence to live meaningful lives."
-Rudolph F. Crew, superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools
"A wonderful, provocative collection. The contributors have a bone-deep belief in the possibility of a much better society - one that students and teachers can help create."
--Bill Bigelow, Editor, Rethinking Schools

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