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Ms. Cahill for Congress: One Fearless Teacher, Her Sixth-Grade Class, and the Election That Changed Their Lives Forever

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The remarkable story of a teacher who ran a grassroots campaign for Congress . . . from her sixth-grade classroom

“You can’t run for office in this country unless you’re a millionaire or you know a lot of millionaires.” This offhand remark from one of her sixth-grade students dismayed public school teacher Tierney Cahill. When she told the kids that in a democracy anyone ca
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Paperback, 256 pages
Published October 14th 2008 by Ballantine Books
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Stuart Nachbar
Oct 20, 2008 Stuart Nachbar rated it really liked it
Ms. Cahill for Congress, One Fearless Teacher, Her Sixth-Grade Class and the Election That Changed Their Lives Forever, is a story of a teacher who takes on a challenge brought to her by her students, without her knowing exactly what she is getting into. While her students are reasonably well organized to help, and display some surprising signage design skills, Cahill is more frustrated by the Democratic Party establishment than anyone else. Even the wife of the incumbent Republican congressman ...more
Heidi
Dec 29, 2009 Heidi rated it really liked it
This is a book about changing the world. If you feel like an underdog, you will be encouraged by the story of Tierney Cahill. She is an outstanding woman and a powerful educator. I thought this book was fantastic.
Monta
Sep 13, 2009 Monta rated it really liked it
Pretty good, actually. She sounds like a great teacher!
Andrea
Nov 29, 2012 Andrea rated it it was amazing
This is the very interesting story of a sixth grade teacher accepting the challenge from her class to run for office in Nevada. She chronicles her naive run for Congress and her attempts to balance it with home and school issues. I enjoyed reading about her education in the political system.could be a good book club book because of its comments on our political system and our educational system, as well as the life of a single mother of three trying to live on a teacher's salary.
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Jul 13, 2012 Michael Reeves rated it it was amazing
You know this book is great it shows how one ordinary person can go from a everyday hard-working American to a canditate for congress she has a inspiring story and I am glad I can get up every school day and she is teaching history at our high school great person to be around and amazing to learn from.
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