Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
As Bad as They Say?Three Decades of Teaching in the Bronx$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Janet Grossbach Mayer

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780823234165

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823234165.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM FORDHAM SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.fordham.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Fordham University Press, 2017. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in FSO for personal use (for details see http://www.fordham.universitypressscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 25 February 2018

Remarkable Ramika

Remarkable Ramika

Chapter:
(p.57) 5 Remarkable Ramika
Source:
As Bad as They Say?
Author(s):

Janet Grossbach Mayer

Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823234165.003.0005

This chapter examines the remarkable Ramika. It describes her and the school program at Carter High School. It took the first term and well into the second term before she shared some of her troubles with Janet Mayer. She was an average student, which meant at Carter High School and at many city high schools that she passed four or five classes out of six or seven taken each term. It may come as a surprise to the readers to learn that many city teenagers accept the failure of two or three courses per term as the norm. In suburbia, this high failure rate would be a shock as well as a terrible stigma and would warrant a meeting with the student's counselor and parent. Again, this programming problem would never be tolerated in most suburban schools, and yet it occurs over and over again in the city schools.

Keywords:   Ramika, Janet Mayer, school program, Carter High School, high schools, teenagers, failure rate

Fordham Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .