Foreword Reviews

Inside Ocean Hill–Brownsville

A Teacher's Education, 1968–69

2014 INDIES Winner
Silver, Education (Adult Nonfiction)

At age twenty-two, when the strike was imminent, Charles S. Isaacs abandoned his full scholarship to a prestigious law school to teach mathematics in Ocean Hill–Brownsville. Despite his Jewish background and pro-union leanings, Isaacs crossed picket lines manned by teachers who looked like him, and took the side of parents and children who did not.