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Cover of: Special Ed by Dennis J. Bernstein

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Come into the special ed classroom, where the kids who don't fit in anywhere else spend their day. For these kids—real kids Dennis J. Bernstein taught in the New York City public schools before he became an internationally known investigative journalist—pistols, switchblades, police cars and hunger are more instructive than textbooks. Special Ed is about daily life under the siege of poverty, racism, and class warfare. We come to know these kids intimately: Gloria, whose mother was disappeared in Guatemala and whose friendship with Marilyn rescues her from trauma-induced silence; Paulie, who "finds tears in the mirror's eyes" but thinks of himself as tough and defies the gang-guys who threaten to drop him from the roof of the projects; Regina, who sells nickel bags before class and gets high alone in the gym before giving a heart-wrenching performance of a poem by Langston Hughes. Dennis Bernstein loves these kids fiercely, and we come to love them too as the collection unfolds.

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Special Ed
Voices from a Hidden Classroom

Published 2012 by NYQ Books in New York, NY .

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Number of pages
84
Dimensions
8.5 x 5.5 x inches

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL25191235M
ISBN 13
978-1-935520-47-4
LC Control Number
2012930601

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