"No one since John Holt has written so thoughtfully about the things that actually happen in the classroom. Ayers has been there and he knows, and he shares what he has learned with tremendous sensitivity . . . Ayers writes so beautifully of children he has known--there are so many unforgettable vignettes--that this book will touch the heart of almost anyone who loves the authenticity of oral history".--Jonathan Kozol Pub: 4/93.