For our first meeting of The Teacher Wars book group, 8 of us met at Janene Hasan's house in South Philly. It was an eclectic group including teachers from neighborhood public, charter, and private school teachers. As a bonus, we had one grad student in political science and one professor from CCP. We centered our discussion on quotations from the book and talked in pairs. For our next meeting, we're going to begin a timeline of the people and events in the book. Who are these people? What were these events? How does it all tie into the controversy of public education? Come to our next meeting to find out! It will be from 3:30-5 at the Santore Library (932 S 7th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147) (note the time change!)
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(by Jenn Pour)