Lives on the Boundary: A Moving Account of the Struggles and Achievements of America's Educationally Unprepared Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

Mike Rose (educator)
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pp. 1-16

• The book started with the story of Laura, a student at UCLA who is attempting the remedial English class for the fifth time.

• The author sat in on classes to better understand the education.

• He talked to students about their problems and found that many felt they don't belong at UCLA.

• The problems these students had is one reason schools created the back-to-basics method of teaching grammar.
• The predecessor of the English A course, the Subject A examination began in 1898.

• One problem with American schools was that each school structured its curriculum differently, causing students difficulty in completing their assignments.

• The author believed there was a link between literacy and culture. He felt this was why some students were fearful of the strangeness of teaching methods used by teachers.

• The author told the story of his childhood, moving with his Italian immigrant parents from Pennsylvania to...

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