Be Honest: And Other Advice from Students Across the Country

Be Honest: And Other Advice from Students Across the Country


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Be Honest: And Other Advice from Students Across the Country by Ninive Calegari

Be Honest is the newest innovative publishing project from 826 National, the tutoring center founded by bestselling author Dave Eggers, now with branches in eight cities nationwide. Eggers’s co-founder Nínive Calegari, the former CEO of 826 National and a co-author of the bestselling Teachers Have It Easy, presents a riveting book full of surprising insights from young people who have a lot to say to their teachers.

Be Honest presents the first-person stories of dozens of high school students from every ethnic group and financial bracket: a girl from an immigrant family is put in an ESL class even though her English is fluent; an African American boy talks about the social pressures that prevent him from asking his teacher for help; and a privileged private school student describes his transition to public school—and reports that he was able to learn more with the increased freedom it brought.

Through these personal narratives, teachers and activists will learn an invaluable lesson: what the classroom looks like from the other side of the desk.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781595586094
Publisher: New Press, The
Publication date: 07/26/2011
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Nínive Calegari is the co-founder of 826 Valencia, and the former CEO of 826 National. She is a co-author (with Daniel Moulthrop and Dave Eggers) of Teachers Have It Easy. She lives in San Francisco.

Neko Case is an American singer-songwriter. Her album Middle Cyclone was released in March 2009. She lives in Tucson, Arizona.

826 National is a nonprofit tutoring, writing, and publishing organization with locations in Ann Arbor, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, D.C. It is the recipient of a 2010 Jim Henson Community Honor Award and a 2010 Innovations in Reading Prize from the National Book Foundation.

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Be Honest: And Other Advice from Students Across the Country 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mice and goes back to res. 1
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If he tried, I would punch him. So its not.