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Praise for Disregarded...


"Highly recommended"  — Midwest Book Review


"Moving, poetic, insightful, painful, hopeful, touching, tragic, triumphant.” 
—Barry Oshry
Chief Theoretical Officer Power + Systems, Inc.,
author of
Seeing Systems: Unlocking the Mysteries of Organizational Life



 from Parker J. Palmer...
“Disregarded” by veteran educator Jack Bender is a gritty reflection on some of the grim realities that public school teachers face every day of their working lives. At the same time, it is full of hope that personal and institutional renewal is a real possibility, and that individuals and small groups can make a real difference in bringing that possibility to fruition. When such a hope comes from a veteran teacher who has earned his battle stripes, we know that we can trust it. As a former teacher and someone who cares deeply about the well-being of teachers and the young people they serve, I give this book an A+.”
—Parker J. Palmer (author of “The Courage to Teach,” “A Hidden Wholeness” and “Let Your Life Speak,” and founder and senior partner of the Center for Courage & Renewal

Writer of non-fiction books and poetry, music arranger, mediator, poverty activist...

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