‘Why Do Only White People Get Abducted by Aliens?’

In Why Do Only White People Get Abducted by Aliens?, Ilana Garon writes about teaching English at a Bronx public school.

In books and movies, the “hero teacher” charges into failing “inner-city schools like a firefighter into an inferno, bringing the student victims to safety through a combination of charisma and innate righteousness,” Garon writes. But that’s a myth. Her students have “big dreams and uncommon insight” — and lots of problems.

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