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Yes, I really enjoyed this book. Ed told his story with humor and compassion. I found myself laughing out loud through out the story. It's heartbreaking to hear how some kids in our country are being raised.
But... He managed to hit on all of the liberal talking points...everyone was homophobic in the early 80s...the military is looked down upon....2 wars that were unjustified and illegal. He did mention Obama hasn't done anything about poverty, but that is low hanging fruit. No president will handle that hot potato. The most egregious mistake was whitewashing the teachers union in ruining our education system. Each year they give about 90% of their money to liberal causes that has nothing to do with helping kids. In 2007 that was 80 million dollars. That would help a lot of kids.
Until we have politicians who really want change, and have the courage to make it happen, our education system in the US will continue to be broken.
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I listened to this book in one day. I couldn't get enough of Ed's anecdotes about his experience. Very well written.
My only criticism of the recording itself is the strange music underlay for the very first and last minute of the narration. It's distracting, but don't let it deter you.
If you are really interested in this subject, I recommend that you read "Whatever it Takes," by Paul Tough first--this book provides a lot of background information about just how much poverty affects school aged children who live in inner city areas and how disadvantaged many are from birth because of the socioeconomic circumstances they are born in to.
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