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Stand for the Best: What I Learned after Leaving My Job as CEO of H and R Block to Become a Teacher and Founder of an Inner-City Charter School

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2008

    compelling and inspiring

    amazing story. In today's society, when money and power are considered the ultimate goal, it is refreshing to read about a guy who just wants to do good. Bloch imparts lessons he has learned in the classroom and in life, which are fascinating and insightful. Whether you're thinking about a career change in general or becoming a teacher, this book is for you. well-written and enjoyable.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2008

    Worth the hardback price

    Tom Bloch's story is both charming and thought-provoking. He is brave enough to admit to many private feelings -- and a few failures. But this book is more than just funny stories about his students who snack all through class on hot chips and pickles and whose family stories are painfully poignant. It is a careful consideration of the huge challenges before teachers who work in urban schools and what changes our country needs to make to create real educational equality. Bloch also thinks out loud carefully with gentle humor about what makes a meaningful life. Worth the time and investment to read.

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