III-"My Year as a Teacher" - Emily Sachar - Newsday and New York Newsday

III-"My Year as a Teacher" - Emily Sachar - Newsday and New York Newsday

Too Many Bad Apples for Teacher Discipline; Problems Steal Valuable Learning Time

by: Emily Sachar | publication date: November 29, 1989 | Publication: Newsday and New York Newsday | pages: 6

". . . Some said I should call parents, so I tried that for the first few months of school; every night I was calling five or 10 homes, which was not a testament to my diligence but to my failure to control the classes. . . . "

Chapter Three in Sachar's eight-part report on her year in Flatbush, Brooklyn, teaching eighth grade math in the New York City public school system.

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