Mike Rose is a professor in the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies. He has taught in a wide range of educational settings, from elementary school to adult literacy and job training programs. He is a member of the National Academy of Education and the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Grawemeyer Award in Education, and awards from the Spencer Foundation, the National Council of Teachers of English, the Modern Language Association, and the American Educational Research Association. He also received the Commonwealth Club of California’s Award for Literary Excellence in Nonfiction. His books include Lives on the Boundary: The Struggles and Achievements of America’s Educationally Underprepared, Possible Lives: The Promise of Public Education in America, The Mind at Work: Valuing the Intelligence of the American Worker, Why School?: Reclaiming Education for All of Us, and Back to School: Why Everyone Deserves a Second Chance at Education.
I had to read this book for class, and it was wonderful! It illuminated many of the educational issues prevalent in society today, while leaving me with a sense of hope for public... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Emily Gage
Mike Rose takes you to classrooms across the country and introduces you to teachers who manage to do amazing things under difficult conditions. Read morePublished on February 5, 2010 by Shannon