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Our Children are Dying/The Headmaster (two books in one volume)
Our Children are Dying/The Headmaster - two books in one volume Author:Nat Hentoff, John McPhee P.S. 119 was a crumbling, rat-infested building in the middle of a Harlem slum. The Elliott Shapiro tried to save our children from dying. The story of his struggle - against poverty, sickness, dirt, prostitution, alcoholism and drug addiction, and against the New York City Board of Education establishment - is told by Nat Hentoff in OUR CHILD... more »REN ARE DYING.
Deerfield, Massachusetts, was a quiet country town. Frank L. Boyden cane there in 1902 to be headmaster of Deerfield Academy - an old public school with an enrollment of fourteen boys and girls. That was sixty-five years ago. He is still headmaster today, but Deerfield has changed; it is now a private boys' preparatory school ranking among the very best in America. The story of this remarkable man and his remarkable school is told in THE HEADMASTER.
These two schools - P.S. 119 and Deerfield - are worlds apart. Yet, paradoxically, their successes are made out of many of the same things.
These two accounts by skilled and concerned writers show how each of these educators has striven for his goal - though one guides the son of a dope pusher and the other the son of a statesman. They show how each man faced and overcame the problems of his school and seized the opportunities presented by it. For partents, teachers, and everyone interested in education today, this book is compelling reading.« less