No Particular Place to Go: The Making of a Free High School


reviewed by Edith G. Stull 1972

coverTitle: No Particular Place to Go: The Making of a Free High School
Author(s): Steve Bhaerman, Joel Denker
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, New York
ISBN: , Pages: 222, Year: 1972
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This reviewer read No Particular Place to Go with apt interest and conflicting involvement. It is the honestly written story of two young teachers who create a free high school in Washington, D.C., for middle-class high school dropouts. They frankly describe their own backgrounds, their disenchantment with the prevailing public school system and with authority as they have experienced them, their prodigious activities, and their feelings about and assessments of these activities. Any reader concerned with young people today, or with teaching, cannot afford to ignore this book, not because it reveals any new solutions or approaches, but because it provides us with an in-depth, honest, subjective record of two young teachers. To some degree, many young teachers share these emotions. Some, disenchanted, leave teaching; others go on to graduate school. The two authors of this book pursued another path. They created their own school. Before the book is over, at least one of the authors has traveled the long road to the realization that: "Until... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 74 Number 2, 1972, p. 282-284
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 1541, Date Accessed: 10/18/2017 10:57:46 AM

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