The Kids Don't Stand a Chance by Harris Sockel
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As a 22-year-old teacher with Teach For America—a program that puts college grads in front of the country’s poorest children—Harris Sockel grew up in the same room as his students. From spending exorbitant amounts of money on neon-colored card stock to watching parents pull their kids from his class because he looked too young to teach, he saw the baffling, bleak, and very human side of the way we approach poverty in school. The Kids Don’t Stand a Chance is an honest story about class, premature adulthood, and pretending to know the right answers.

Harris Sockel is a writer, editor, and recovering middle school teacher. His work has been featured in The Toast, The Daily Dot, xoJane, Thought Catalog, and elsewhere. He co-edits the Human Parts collection on, and he lives in New York City. Find him on Twitter @HarrisSockel.

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Published November 5, 2015 31 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction