Praise for This Is Not a Test; Foreword; On Perspective: An Introduction; Part One; Please Put Your Pencils Down; Can It Be That It Was All So Simple Then?; Band of Brothers; What Happened; Negotiating My Own Skin; It's Not About A Salary; The Answer; Part Two; The Post-TFA Assessment; Blue Magic; The Homeroom Is A Home; White Noise (On Behalf Of Ruben Redman); Where The Hustle Comes From; The World is Yours, The World Is Yours; Yes, I Still Want To Teach; Safer Spaces; Snitches Open Stitches; God Got Jokes, Son; ""I Don't Want To Talk About Privilege. Now Here's My Google Glass.""
We Don't Need No EducationPart Three; Why You Post-Racialists Get It Wrong ... Again; How To Drop The Mic; To Make Sure It's Broke (On Teacher Voice); Getting Less Than You Give (On Common Core State Standards); The Eagle Versus The Hummingbird: A Cautionary Note To Burgeoning Teacher Leaders; Every Day Above Ground Is A Good One; Why Teach?; Conclusion: A Note From This Native Son; Afterword; Acknowledgments; Index; About The Author
Vilson, a teacher from an urban school composed of black and poor youth, challenges racism and inequality in the classroom