White Teacher - Chapters 14-18 Summary & Analysis

Vivian Paley
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Chapters 14-18 Summary and Analysis

In chapter 14, a boy in Mrs. Paley's classroom came to class with an offensive t-shirt on. Mrs. Paley was shocked and called the boy's parents to complain. When Mrs. Paley explained that the t-shirt created a difficult situation, the child's parents agreed not to allow him to wear it to school again. This situation added to another in which a young girl called another girl a derogatory name. This causes Mrs. Paley to recognize that despite her efforts, it was the children who were making it easier to say black in the classroom, but also the children introducing the derogatory terms as well. In chapter 15, a white girl's father comes to the classroom to discuss Sylvia's behavior on his daughter. The father wants Sylvia removed from the classroom because she is causing his daughter to have nightmares. However, Mrs...

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