Byline: Emily Sachar; 1989-11-29; Newsday and New York Newsday; pages 6
". . . Some said I should call parents, so I tried that for the first few months of school; every night I was calling five or 10 homes, which was not a testament to my diligence but to my failure to control the classes. . . . "
Description:Chapter Three in Sachar's eight-part report on her year in Flatbush, Brooklyn, teaching eighth grade math in the New York City public school system.
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