Identical twins Drs. Phyllis and Philetha Tucker have seen it all during their careers—murder, rape, bomb threats, and assaults with deadly weapons. Surprisingly, the sisters are not police officers, FBI agents, or private detectives. They are school teachers who together have spent over 60 years educating—and at times saving—the youth of America.
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The stories in Can You See Us will hopefully encourage parents, educators, and administrators to begin taking the crucial steps to transform an educational system in desperate need of reform.
“… Absolutely enlightening.”
—Professor Bonnie Ronson