The New York Times
by Joe Nocera
September 27, 2013
It’s September, and school’s in. Let’s talk to some teachers, shall we?
The teachers I have in mind are Edel Carolan, 28; Denise Dargan, 36; and Melinda Johnson, 38. They’re sisters, each with a different kind of teaching experience. Edel is a second-grade teacher at a public school in the Bronx, while Denise, who stopped teaching three years ago, spent eight years as a teacher at a New York City charter school, one of the seven charters that Carl Icahn, the financier, has opened in disadvantaged neighborhoods. Melinda, meanwhile, teaches second grade in a suburban school district in New York.