A gripping, lively, passionate portrayal of the reality of educating students stuck in a culture of poverty, and how a business turnaround team tried to bring improvement.
Marilyn Ayres-Salamon received both her B.S. in Political Science and M.A. in Education from Lindenwood College, and her Master Journalism Education from the Journalism Educators Association. She has Missouri Teaching Certification in Math, English, Social Studies, Journalism, and Reading Specialist, and has received numerous honors and awards in teaching excellence. A professional educator since 1984, she has served as a middle school teacher, university adjunct instructor in the School of Education, and instructor in an alternative school.