L.A. Unified by Mike Flax
Diary of a First-Year Teacher at One of America's Worst Schools

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"Gangs.
Drugs.
Tagging.
Murder.
Welcome to Pico-Union, one of America’s worst performing schools in one of Los Angeles’s most brutal neighborhoods. The students are apathetic and hostile, the teachers are cynical and burned out, and the administrators are out of touch. Weapons, failing grades, and brawls are the norm; homework, reading, and safety are fantasy. Here, survival precedes learning.
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About Mike Flax

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MIKE FLAX is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio, where he was captain of his high school foot ball team and an admirer of University of Alabama football. When he was not offered a scholarship, he walked on as a freshman and was one of the few walk-ons to make the team. He now writes and lives in Cincinnati.
 
Published May 22, 2009 by Xlibris. 457 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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