"We try not to be naughty; we just try to be funny,'he says. 'But we are not funny. Life is funny. So, it's the way of seeing life which is funny."'
"...the satirical newspaper La Bougie du Sapeur (The Sapper's Candle), published every leap day..."
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Mike on Mike...
“Dr. Mike Schmoker, in his book, Results Now recounts how reading helped Mike Rose transform himself from an educationally uninterested, nearly illiterate student to that of a successful college professor. Rose went to school in Los Angeles and until the tenth grade, he only went through the motions of learning in school. For Mike Rose, with his poor literacy, going to school made him feel embarrassed rather than challenged. His tenth grade teacher finally changed all that by exposing Mike and the other students to a heavy dose of challenging literature, talking about what was read, and writing about the issues in the books.
Today, Mike Rose is a professor at UCLA's Graduate School of Education and Information Studies. Schmoker states emphatically that, ‘Generous amounts of close, purposeful reading, rereading, writing, and talking, as underemphasized as they are in K-12 education, are the essence of authentic literacy.”’
See 2/27/2012 Blog - Interview with Mike Rose