Another Planet: A Year in the Life of a Suburban High School

Another Planet: A Year in the Life of a Suburban High School

by Elinor Burkett

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Another Planet: A Year in the Life of a Suburban High School by Elinor Burkett

In the wake of the disaster at Columbine, one question haunts America: What's going on in our suburban high schools? Award-winning journalist Elinor Burkett went back to school in suburban Minneapolis to find out.

For nine months—from the opening pep rally through graduation—she attended classes, hung out with students, sat in on teacher gripe sessions, and interviewed both parents and administrators. With a novelist's eye, she takes readers behind closed doors, revealing a world of mixed messages, manufactured myths, and political hype.

Another Planet offers an insider's view of the subculture of suburban teenagers, the plight of the nation's teachers, and the state of American education.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060505851
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 08/28/2002
Series: Harper Perennial
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 495,815
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Elinor Burkett has worked as a newspaper reporter, university professor, and magazine writer. A Pulitzer Prize—nominated journalist and the author of eight previous books, she divides her time between the Catskill Mountains of New York and Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.

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