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by Bernard Gassaway - February 22, 2008

Nearly 32 years ago, while serving an 18-month sentence in a New York State Division for Youth detention facility, I met a teacher who taught math in a way I could understand.

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: February 22, 2008
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 15025, Date Accessed: 6/13/2021 1:28:14 AM

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  • Bernard Gassaway
    Teachers College
    BERNARD GASSAWAY is the former principal of Beach Channel High School and senior superintendent of alternative schools and programs for New York City. He is also the author of Reflections of an Urban High School Principal. He is currently studying in the Urban Education Leaders Program at Teachers College for his doctorate degree.
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