Garret Keizer's new memoir Getting Schooled: The Reeducation of an American Teacher should be required reading for anyone with a child in an American public school. It should also be on the required list for anyone in school administration, anyone who will eventually have a child in public school, and anyone who has wondered why schools are so different today than they were 20 years ago.
The main thread that runs through The Teacher Wars is the conflicted relationship between teachers and the American public.
PRINCETON - Meryl Streep, the Takacs Quartet, and Philip Roth aren't names likely to be seen together, much less people found in the same concert hall. Yet Princeton University Concerts presented all three in Richardson Auditorium on Friday evening, with the quartet playing Arvo Pärt and Franz Schubert, Streep reading extensively from the 2006 novel Everyman, and its author, Roth, listening in the audience - in a one-time-only event that guaranteed a packed house.
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