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Dangerous Minds
Dangerous Minds
Author: Louanne Johnson
ISBN-13: 9780312956202
ISBN-10: 0312956207
Publication Date: 8/15/1995
Pages: 278
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.

3.6 stars, based on 27 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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"She bullied, bluffed, and bribed her students into caring about school. And if that didn't work, the pretty, petite ex-Marine told them she'd been trained to kill with her bare hands. They were called the class from Hell -- thirty-four inner city sophomores she inherited from a teacher who'd been 'pushed over the edge.' She was told 'those kids have tasted blood. They're dangerous.' But LouAnne Johnson had a different idea. Where the school system saw thirty-four unreachable kids, she saw young men and women with intelligence and dreams. When others gave up on them, she broke the rules to give them the best things a teacher can give -- hope and belief in themselves. When statistics showed the chances were they'd never graduate, she fought to beat the odds. This is her remarkable story -- and theirs."
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I just finished the book today. This an interesting cast of characters. It is also a very fast paced read.