This Is Not a Test: A New Narrative on Race, Class, and Education (Paperback)
Jose Vilson writes about race, class, and education through stories from the classroom and researched essays. His rise from rookie math teacher to prominent teacher leader takes a twist when he takes on education reform through his now-blocked eponymous blog, TheJoseVilson.com. He calls for the reclaiming of the education profession while seeking social justice.
Jose Vilson is a middle school math educator for in the Inwood/Washington Heights neighborhood of New York City. He writes for "Edutopia," "GOOD," and "TransformED / Future of Teaching," and his work has appeared in "Education Week," CNN.com, "Huffington Post," and "El Diario / La Prensa."
About the Author
Pedro Noguera is the Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education at New York University.
Karen Lewis is a Black woman who grew tired of going through the life-draining motions of day-in day-out mediocrity. Raised like many Blacks in a household where money was tight, she had to learn about money management on her own, making mistakes, failing, and getting back up again. Concluding that Black America needs an economic wake up call, and inspiration to gain wealth, prompted this book. As the motto of her website, TheSmartLifeCompany.com confirms, Karen believes that everyone should challenge themselves and others to, "Learn what you don't know to change what you don't like about your life." Karen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and volunteers with the juvenile court system. Visit at: www.TheSmartLifeCompany.com