Lessons to Learn: Voices from the Frontlines of Teach for America

Lessons to Learn: Voices from the Frontlines of Teach for America

By: Molly Ness (author)Hardback

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This is the inside story of the more than 8,000 recent college graduates who have joined Teach for America and committed two years of service to teaching in the nation's most troubled public schools. In the tradition of books by Studs Terkel, Ness combines interviews and essays from TFA members and alumni as well as principals, superintendents, parents, and noted education experts.

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About Author

Molly Ness is a Teach for America alumna and a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of The Johns Hopkins University. While teaching at Roosevelt Middle School in Oakland, California, she was the recipient of the Jean Wilson Scholarship to the 2000 California Conference for Educational Leadership. She lives in Charlottesville.


1. Making the Commitment 2. Summer Institute 3. First Impressions 4. Raw Realities 5. Beyond Classroom Walls 6. 'Its About the Impossible' 7. Two Years and Counting 8. Life After Teach For America 9. Voices From Outside the Corps 10. Reflections 11. One Day 12. The Road Ahead

Product Details

  • publication date: 08/01/2004
  • ISBN13: 9780415945905
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 252
  • ID: 9780415945905
  • weight: 544
  • ISBN10: 0415945909

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