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Abstract

Describes Leonard Covello's progressive work at and around Benjamin Franklin High School in East Harlem, NY.

Author Biography

Lorenzo Krakowsky is the dean of students at the Fieldston School in the Bronx, where he also teaches French and history. He is the founder and former director of two year-round academic programs for disadvantaged middle-school students and has helped organize a number of educational initiatives that focus on social and political activism. He has a B.A. in history from Vassar College and an M.S. Ed. in educational leadership from Bank Street College of Education, where he was first introduced to Leonard Covello’s life and work.

Patrick Shannon teaches at Penn State University. His latest book is Reading Against Democracy (Heinemann, 2007), a genealogy of reading education in the United States. He is currently working on The Main Danger: Reading Toward Democracy, a narrative about his continuous efforts to learn to read.

 

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