Herbert Kohl is a celebrated writer, teacher, and advocate. He is the author of more than forty books, including 36 Children. A recipient of a National Book Award and a Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, he was the founder and first director of the Teachers and Writers Collaborative in New York City and established the PEN West Center in San Francisco. He lives in Point Arena, California. Tom Oppenheim is the artistic director of the Stella Adler Studio of Acting. A lifelong New Yorker, he studied acting at the National Shakespeare Conservatory and with his grandmother Stella Adler. He has numerous theater, film, and television credits and is the recipient of the 2009 Laurette Taylor award from Theatre East. He lives in New York City.
"Powerful narratives that put a human face on the often dry
statistical studies a passionate and personal reflection upon the
effects of America's educational policies."
The Washington Independent Review of Books