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I taught inner city high school history for my entire adult career. I never worked at what would be called a good school, so I have no idea what that or suburban teaching was like. I do know that most inner city teachers could do a bang up job in suburbia, but suburban teachers would be destroyed in our school. There was another problem in that I was in graduate school, learning the finer points of history and teaching when exactly of it could be applied to what I was seeing. So, I kept a journal which was the foundation of this book. Outpost isn't an expose; I didn't write it to punish wrongs or slander people. I wrote it because I experienced the weirdest, the strangest events in my life. The book is somewhat disorganized, because what I was seeing was so disorganized. I used Joseph Conrad's novel title, because he was trying to capture exactly the same experiences as I was. I was a witness to the tail end of structured urban education, and the birth of busing, ethno-centric chaos.It was a wild ride for a suburban white boy.
bound: 304 pages
publisher: Varen House Press, LLC (May 17, 2017)
isbn: 069266498X, 978-0692664988,
weight: 1.5 pounds (