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Good Reading For A Snow Day

By Alexander Russo — January 16, 2007 1 min read

Snowed in and looking for something good to read? Check out Jay Mathews’ uplifting profile of what sounds like an amazing teacher in LA (America’s Best Classroom Teacher).

The teacher, Rafe Esquith, has a new book out, Teach Like Your Hair’s On Fire, and has been profiled by NPR in the past (Inner-City Teacher Takes No Shortcuts to Success).

Mathews points out that most big-name teachers have left the classroom (though not Jason Kamras, I’d point out -- he went back, last I heard). He also says that Esquith disagrees with KIPP folks like Mike Feinberg (who was interviewed here recently), but doesn’t say exactly how.

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