Dangerous Minds: A Funny & Inspiring Story of Teaching (Paperback)

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She bullied, bluffed, and bribed her students into caring about school.

And if that didn't work, the pretty, petite ex-marine told them she'd been trained to kill with her bare hands.

They were called the class from Hell-thirty-four inner city sophomores she inherited from a teacher who'd been "pushed over the edge." She was told "those kids have tasted blood. They're dangerous."

But LouAnne Johnson had a different idea. Where the school system saw thirty-four unreachable kids, she saw young men and women with intelligence and dreams. When others gave up on them, she broke the rules to give them the best things a teacher can give-hope and belief in themselves. When statistics showed the chances were they'd never graduate, she fought to beat the odds.

This is her remarkable story-and theirs.

If you loved Stand and Deliver, you'll stand up and cheer for LouAnne Johnson and Dangerous Minds.

About the Author

LouAnne Johnson, a former Marine, teaches high school in California. She is the author of the book Dangerous Minds. Her first book, Making Waves, was about her experiences in the service.

Praise For…

“The poignancy of her stories sneaks up on you and grabs hold of your heart.” —Booklist

“Compelling!” —San Jose Mercury News

“Remarkable...Johnson proves that unorthodox methods can turn a problem kid into an 'A' student.” —Vogue

Product Details
ISBN: 9781250009517
ISBN-10: 1250009510
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Publication Date: September 15th, 1995
Pages: 278
Language: English