Joe Nocera for The New York Times: Three Sisters (Not Chekhov’s)

September 27th, 2013

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.

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