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Another Planet - A Year in the Life of a Suburban High School (Paperback, 1st Perennial ed) Loot Price: R272
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Another Planet - A Year in the Life of a Suburban High School (Paperback, 1st Perennial ed): Elinor Burkett

Another Planet - A Year in the Life of a Suburban High School (Paperback, 1st Perennial ed)

Elinor Burkett

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With a novelist's eye, Elinor Burkett takes readers behind the school system's closed doors, revealing a world of mixed messages, manufactured myths, and political hype.

In the wake of school shootings across the country, one question haunted America: What is going wrong inside our nation's schools? To find out, award-winning journalist Elinor Burkett spent nine months -- from the opening pep rally to graduation day -- in a suburban Minneapolis high school. She attended classes, hung out with students, listened to parents, and joined teachers on the front lines.

She soon discovered that, post-Columbine, fears about loners and misfits, "Smoker's New Year" (a pot holiday), "Zero Tolerance" policies, and school lockdowns have become as much a part of a teen's high school experience as dating and Clearasil. But Burkett goes even deeper and makes some startling conclusions in this poignant exposé of the real problems facing educators, parents, and the children they try to teach.

General

Imprint: HarperPerennial
Country of origin: United States
Release date: August 2002
First published: August 2002
Authors: Elinor Burkett
Dimensions: 202 x 139 x 22mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 352
Edition: 1st Perennial ed
ISBN-13: 978-0-06-050585-1
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Education > Schools > Secondary schools > General
LSN: 0-06-050585-0
Barcode: 9780060505851

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