A Twin Cities teacher feels we are teaching in circlesby Tom Crann, Minnesota Public Radio
St. Paul, Minn. — A Twin Cities teacher looks at his life and work, and gives it a lackluster report card. That would be one way to look at Nathan Miller's new book, "Teaching in Circles." The high school english teacher evaluates himself, and the profession, and - at the risk of cliche - gives it the best and worst possible grade.
The assessment is alarming - He says: "The kids are broken, the schools are impotent, the families are clueless and the politicans are misguided."
By his own admission, he loves his job, but at times despises it.
Nathan Miller has tried to reconcile these internal conflicts in his new book and sat down to talk about it with Tom Crann.
- All Things Considered, 10/10/2008, 5:54 p.m.