A New Teacher’s Dilemma* | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice


This article hit home for me, as I remember being a first year teacher in a very working-class school and being confronted by a student about drinking alcohol. I don't remember exactly what the question was, but I answered honestly: I do not, and have never, consumed alcohol. I'm pretty sure he thought I was lying, and either way I never had much credibility with that student, or with many others in the class.