What’s really going on in our public school classrooms?
- Journalists are not allowed in…
- Teachers risk punishment if they speak out…
- School administrators will only share the good stuff…
- Most lawmakers? Clueless.
Yo Miz! has the answer.
Yo Miz! is the seriously funny memoir of an unconventional “edu-tainer,” ejected from her home school and assigned to teach at 25 Manhattan public high schools in one wacky year.
Yo Miz! is about the kids. From el barrio to Wall Street, they’re all present…speaking in their own voices.
Yo Miz! is a remarkable odyssey through the largest public school system in the US.
Want a front row seat in class? Then Yo Miz! = required reading. Fa real!
“Despite the fact that there's never been a sub quite like Miz Rose, she manages to capture what it is about NYC schools that that both of us love (and occasionally hate). I love this book. It's a masterpiece. I couldn't put it down.” Deborah Meier, In Schools We Trust"
"Elizabeth Rose's Yo Miz! is hands down the best book ever written about being a rotating substitute teacher. Following her journey from school to school is heartbreaking and infuriating, especially because this is an incredibly talented teacher who LOVES young people. Her portraits of the students she meets are filled with empathy, humor, and an incredible ear for dialogue. But the treatment she receives, along without thousands of others in her position, is a sure sign of an education policy that has gone off the deep end, at the expense of children as well as teachers. This book takes an awful subject and brings it to life in a way that will make readers laugh and will tug at their heartstrings. A must read!” Dr. Mark Naison, Badass Teachers Unite!
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About the Author
Breaking news: "Yo Miz!" has just won the Nonfiction Authors Association Bronze Award! Elizabeth Rose swore she would never follow the advice of her parents, both teachers, and become a teacher, too. But in between creating music and comedy for stage, film and TV, she took a gig teaching songwriting in a NYC public high school. Her students, mostly from the projects, ignited her with their energy and raw creativity. Frustrated by the school's outdated technology and lack of a music program, she raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in tech grants enabling her kids to create DVD yearbooks and record original songs. When her job was cut, she was given the choice of substituting in a different school each week--or resigning. She almost resigned. Then she realized that this assignment would give her access to a unique story. So she stayed. And wrote it. She hopes her late parents are having an unearthly chuckle.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This was a very interesting book which shows the good and the bad of the New York City school system. Delightfully written. You want to hug the kids and strangle some of the administrators. A fun read.