Year 4, Book 5

5. Relentless Pursuit: A Year in the Trenches with Teach for America by Donna Foote
This book follows several first year Teach for America members teaching at Locke High School in Los Angelos during the 2005-2006 school year. In addition to covering the experiences of the teachers, the it delves deep into the history and ethos of Teach for America. I’m a sucker for books about education to underprivileged students, so I ate this book right up. I also found the information on Teach for America to be interesting as I know realize I didn’t know that much about the organization other than that people signed up for 2 year stints to teach in underprivileged schools. I read several blogs written by Teach for America members, so it gives me a much better perspective on what they are doing. The book also does a good job of presenting the arguments for and against the Teach for America program. If you like books by Jonothan Kozol I highly recommend this one. I give it an 8 out of 10.

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