To Teach: The Journey of a Teacher (Teachers College Press)
A Kind and Just Parent:The Children of Juvenile Court (Beacon)
Teaching TowardÂ Freedom: Moral Commitment and Ethical Action in the Classroom (Beacon)
City Kids/ City Schools (The New Press)
Then make up your own mind, and send me a comment.
(He, of course, is the author of those books, as well as many others about education.)