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The book is well written, very engaging, and hard to put down.
In my local area, there are several charter schools, two even run by the previous public school district Superintendent -- yep, there is a good story there.
"Our School" is a great resource for teachers and other educators, and I think anyone who cares about our schools will find this book a rewarding read.
While I haven't read this book, I recently read a blog piece by the author where she talked about a study regarding gifted kids but didn't print the "other side of the story" and... Read morePublished 4 months ago by J. Martin
So many complaints, yet there are not enough words in the English language to adequately encapsulate all of them. Read morePublished on April 4, 2013 by Nonfiction Nerd
Jacobs brings alive the true challenges in organizing, operating, funding, and sustaining a charter school in her wonderful book, "Our School." The going certainly isn't easy. Read morePublished on May 28, 2009 by Glen Hayashi
'Our School' is an inspiring read, especially for those teachers who are working with students in less-than-ideal environments. Read morePublished on October 1, 2007 by Church
Diminutive Selena gripped two sides of a basketball with uncertainty before finally giving in to the shouting principal/coach on the sideline, begging her to shoot. Read morePublished on July 5, 2007 by Scemel
On my blog, Why Homeschool, I posted back in December about attending Joanne Jacobs' kickoff event for her book I bought the book back in December and had Joanne sign it. Read morePublished on May 17, 2006 by Henry Cate III
As a school psychologist, I saw many students who struggled and sometimes gave up. I enjoyed reading "Our School," which is about a charter high school that recruits freshmen... Read morePublished on April 26, 2006 by David
Enjoyed this candid account of a year at a charter school in CA. Easily accessible to all types of readers--parents, educators, administrators, and any one interested in charter... Read morePublished on January 3, 2006 by J. Tanguay