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

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

Homework for the Teacher Visiting Kids' Families in a Search for Understanding

by: Emily Sachar | publication date: December 3, 1989 | Publication: Newsday and New York Newsday | pages: 6

"October 16, 1989, I had phoned their parents. I had scoured their records. And I had read their essays. But in my year as an eighth grade math teacher at Walt Whitman Intermediate School, there was one line I did not cross with my students. I did not go to their homes. . . . "

Chapter Six in Emily Sachar's eight-part series about her year in Flatbush teaching eighth grad math in the New York City public school system.

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