“It was the time of riots, drugs and the Vietnam War. It was 1969. Josh Sampson, a white teacher in an all black inner-city high school, decides to take an innovative approach to teaching his pupils. Soon his students are entering into spirited debates about the war, abortion and a myriad of other topical issues. They are holding mock trials; they are taking turns teaching the class. There’s only one problem: It’s a history class. Actually there is soon another problem: The principal finds out. Josh continues to forge ahead battling the administration and at times his own students. It’s a great book. It’s a great read. It’s also made all the better knowing that in the 60’s Joe Sutton, himself, was a teacher in an inner-city school.” —Susan McGregor, Amazon reviewer
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