Forever After presents the untold stories of what happened in New York City schools on September 11, 2001. These moving, first-hand accounts reveal the amazing wisdom and courage of public school teachers and administrators who cared for and protected the children in schools near the World Trade Center and around the City. The inspiring stories in this beautiful collection bring into clear focus the enormous responsibility that teachers and administrators face every day and the crucial role they play in helping students make sense of the world, especially after terrifying and incomprehensible events like 9/11. Maxine Greene and Michelle Fine, eminent educators, also offer their views on what happened that day and its impact on the lives of teachers and the inner workings of our schools.
“I recommend this book to all parents and teachers.”
—Deborah Meier, New York University
“If ever a horror confirms our understanding that learning is mediated by love, surely this is it . . . this book is not to be missed.”
—Thomas Sobol, Christian A. Johnson Professor of Outstanding Educational Practice, Teachers College, Columbia University
“After reading the stories chronicled in Forever After, I am confident that you will change the way that you define ‘heroism’!”
—William H. Schubert, Professor Emeritus, University of Illinois at Chicago