Mission to Teach
The Life and Legacy of a Revolutionary Educator
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Beginning with events that fired her passion on the bleak, mafia-controlled streets of post-communist Russia, Mission to Teach: The Life and Legacy of a Revolutionary Educator recounts the incredible journey of Dr. Jhumki Basu.
Mission to Teach chronicles the brutal murder of her dearest mentor and onset of breast cancer at age 24, to her founding of a public school in an embattled New York borough where she forged an inclusive teaching model that dramatically improved completion rates, to a unique professorship at New York University and untimely death and continuing legacy.
Narrated by Jhumki’s father, Dipak Basu, a writer and humanitarian, Mission to Teach is about:
• An enquiry into the public education system, especially as pertains to science
• A manifesto in favor of highly rational yet impassioned living
• The all-encompassing strength of family and friends and the investment in bonds that endure
• A breathless sense of the pace of one’s life; how it should be, how much one can do when fully alive, and how much one can leave behind
“I am among those who feel genuinely blessed to have known her.” - Dr. Condoleezza Rice, Former U.S. Secretary of State
“Brave and beautifully crafted, this riveting book … will leave you both mesmerized and inspired.” - John Moir, award-winning author of Return of the Condor
Learn more at missiontoteach.org. [mehr]
Stichwörter: education, teaching, cancer, breast cancer, teachers, education reform, non-fiction, biography