Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California on March 24, 1968 · 13
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Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California · 13

Oakland, California
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Sunday, March 24, 1968
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A Critical Look at Schools Oakland's Herbert Hoover junior High School is the unnamed school which Is the subject of a controversial new book attracting critical acclaim. , The book. Is "The Way It Spozed To Be" by former Oakland teacher James Hern-don, Hailed by, among others, critics- forThe "New-York " Times and life MagazIneTthe-entire first edition has been. ; gobbled up by booksellers. A - gecoM-prMing-ind-a-paper r back edition are In the offing. Tha book is the highly per-lonalized story of Herndon's one year as a teacher at Herbert Hoover a job from which he was asked to resign. At the request f the publishers, Simon and Schuster, neither 0 a k 1 a n d nor Herbert Hoover are mentioned In the book, and it Is easy to see why. The book Is frank and un- sparing of both the school administration and the students. But the person the book is most vigorous toward and this clearly was the author's intention Is Herndon himself. As he explained In his San Franciscp apartment recently, he was tired of books which Downtown Oakland 11 06 Washington St. w 9 u ALAAAYR PIPQT nilAI ITV " Z mm www w wwniii - - 1 V i JAMES HERNDON "Spoitn" if Oakland failed to spell out what he feels is really going on In the nation's schools. And so in his book Herndon included it all: the administration's mindless dedication to doctrine, the false assumptions which everyone knows are false but follow regardless, the inability of schools to reach children as human beings. Most of all he describes himself and the stu SPECIAL PURCHASE! Misses' double bit suits just in time for Easter! 18.88 It's no Cet These vibrant, re$J!int double knits would rdinorily cost lots more . . . but we've scooped up these two-piece beauHes at on extraordinary low price! Come see, and save on ottoman ribs, fiat knits, 100 polyester or 100 acetate. Some are even hand washobltl Misses sizes. 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