What is a summary of Diary 1 from The Freedom Writers Diary by Erin Gruwell?

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In The Freedom Writers Diary, Diary One entry offers some unique insights into the writer’s perception of the new teacher and the classroom.

In Diary One, the writer illustrates multiple components, such as the description of the new teacher. The writer believes that the new teacher is not prepared...

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In The Freedom Writers Diary, Diary One entry offers some unique insights into the writer’s perception of the new teacher and the classroom.

In Diary One, the writer illustrates multiple components, such as the description of the new teacher. The writer believes that the new teacher is not prepared for the class she is about to teach. The writer further seems to believe that the teacher is privileged and cannot relate to her students.

“She probably drives a new car, lives in a three story house, and owns like 500 pairs of shoes.”

And:

 “Too young and too white to be working here.”

Not only does the writer discuss the teacher, but the writer also examines the other students. For example, the writer illustrates that most people in the class are “rejects” according to the school. The writer reveals that many do not even believe that the students in the class can read or write. Additionally, it appears to the writer that some students might not even belong in this class. For example, there is a white student who does not seem to fit into the classroom. Furthermore, the writer also does not feel a sense of belonging in the class either.

Thus, the chapter discusses the new teacher and the students. This student writer does not believe that the new teacher will survive in this classroom. The writer also discusses the students, such as how many are “problem” students or do not seem to belong in the classroom.

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