The Classroom

Hope in Hell’s classroom in an inspiring story written by Richard Louv and featured in the New York Times on November 25th 1990. It is set in North Philadelphia, specifically, the James G Blaine Public School and the neighbourhood it serves.


It tells the amazing story of Madeline Cartwright, the school’s principal. Madeline Cartwright grew up in circumstances somewhat similar to those of the students of Blaine Public School and attended a school with an unsympathetic and insensitive principal.