By Lewis Buzbee
An enthralling meditation on schooling from the writer of The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop
In Blackboard, Lewis Buzbee seems to be again over a life of stories in faculties and study rooms, from kindergarten to varsity and past. He deals attention-grabbing histories of the major principles informing academic perform over the centuries, that have formed every thing from type dimension to the structure of desks and chairs. Buzbee deftly weaves his personal biography into this evaluate, impending his topic as a scholar, a father, and a instructor. In so doing, he deals a relocating own testomony to how he, “an standard student” at risk of flunking out of highschool, turned the 1st in his kin to graduate from collage. He credit his luck to the well-funded California public university procedure and bemoans the negative cost that nation is paying because of investment being lower from today’s budgets. For Buzbee, the blackboard is a important window into the broader global, which we forget about at our peril.
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