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Escape from Gangsta Island: A School's Progressive Decline. 0th Edition
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Chapin's book is wonderfully crafted and exquisitely worded, mixing eye opening anecdotes and clever background details on major characters, so as to augment his theme and stances.
Any parent who wants to understand why public education is in shambles needs to first learn what those in charge are doing and saying, and Chapin elucidates those horrors in a clear, concise way.
As someone who also just finished co-writing a book on educational reform, I highly recommend Chapin's book. You don't find many teachers who can write and relay their thoughts so coherently, much less take a stand against their profession in order to improve it in the long run.
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