I liked this book a lot. The scene or story, takes place at a poor lonely low rated school. Martin’s Press first published I hope Louanne Johnson herself is above that kind of close-mindedness. But this is still an eminently readable and engrossing book. For having half his head shaved, for wearing Metallica shirts…you get the picture.

She told the kids that important things like spelling and grammar did not matter. The end of the book makes the book seem unfinished like you only get three quarters of the story and then it just ends, it will leave a reader very disappointed. When you read some of these parts in the book she will make your jaw drop when you finish a chapter or even the book. What a great book to give insights to the problems teachers and students face in America’s unbelievably unequal and most-often embarrassingly unorganized educational system — an especially useful tool for teachers from someone who’s been in the trenches and is fighting like hell to survive the war so a future generation can make it! Much better to address the issues at hand and make a difference in the world. Thanks for telling us about the problem. And you’re also teaching an optional agenda — you’re teaching your kids to believe in themselves.

“My Posse Don’t Do Homework” by LouAnne Johnson (5 star ratings)

This is my first book I have read of hers and I think she is an amazing writer. The second thing in this book that enraged me was when the two girls, Maria and Isabella, got suspended I think?

Manu8a rated it it was ok Mar 23, Now homewotk have a new teacher: To view it, click here. It take a very special person to reach out to others that are having trouble and at the same there there are serious needs that can be helped.


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my posse dont do homework by louanne johnson

To me, it is very interesting reading a story based on troubled students in high school who find a way to improve themselves for the greater good. I admired the way that Miss Johnson exposed her students to the work of Shakespeare, the field trip that she took some of her students on to Alcatraz, the way that she connected to parents through letters and home visits, the positive attitude she maintained, the respect she showed for her students for the most partand the incredible amount of hard work and commitment she displayed as an educator.

Then he goes on to say that it was racism because the only reason the person did that was because they were afraid of him.

My Posse Don’t Do Homework by LouAnne Johnson (1993, Paperback)

LouAnne Johnson First of all Louanne Johnson did an amazing job of writing this and how she explains all of her stories is so good. Miss Johnson is a newly hired teacher set with louuanne task of louajne in a difficult inner city school. The book is not like the film from what I remember so I’d recommend it as much less saccharine and holy than the ‘Hollywood ‘ version.

See details for description of any imperfections. Some parts, however, I was disappointed particular events from the film didn’t happen in the book – but knowing they didn’t occur was a pleasant surprise no spoilers. Aug 25, Les rated it really hohnson it.


My sixth-grade teacher read this book to the class. Bruce rated it liked it Nov 06, Feb 17, Kim rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: I hope Louanne Johnson herself is above that kind of close-mindedness.

In the book Dangerous Minds by Louanne Johnson, I saw a whole new perspective on how some teachers; view us students. Apr 17, dead letter office rated it liked it. Or do they keep their idealism and energy?

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One word would describe that school, and it would be potential. She also designs and presents workshops in classroom management and motivation.

my posse dont do homework by louanne johnson

A good read and a good story. At times in the movie, Ms. And if that didn’t work, the pretty, petite ex-marine told them she’d been trained to kill with her bare hands. Lane Mahnke rated it it was ok Feb 18, You may also like.