Democracy Forum: Are our public schools failing?
Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 6:00 PM (EDT)
You are invited to explore the state of public education with Ron Berler, author of Raising the Curve: A Year Inside One of America’s 45,000 Failing Public Schools (Berkley Books, 2013)
Berler’s recently published book surveys the experiences of two 5th-grade girls navigating the failing Norwalk public school system.
The author will discuss the struggles that engaged the girls and their educators in their effort to deal with the pressures brought on by “No Child Left Behind.”
“In a compulsively readable and fast-paced chronicle of the lives of administrators, teachers, and students, Berler captures the deep love the teachers have for their students and the teachers’ struggles to teach to the test while hoping to instill a love of learning. ”—Publishers Weekly
No charge | Copies of the book will be available for purchase
Journalist Ron Berler has devoted much of his career to reporting on youth issues, including a weekly column for the Chicago Tribune. He was Editor-in-Chief of NBA Inside Stuff, a pro-basketball magazine for teens, and his work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Sports Illustrated, Wired, Men’s Journal, and ESPN.com, among others.
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New Haven Free Public Library
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