Rafe had obviously done some amazing work in this school. He works with very interactivelty with the children.
However, I had some maojr issues with his attitude and and view of things. He says that he like baseball because it is so fair, which is great but he also says that he teaches it to the children because it's an American game and he wants them to feel American. This implies that those who don't participate in things that are considered "American" can't truly be or feel American. In a school made mostly of second generation immigrants this attitude is dangerous and could very easily foster a sense of self doubt or seperatist feelings in these kids.
He also says that he takes the children to better restraunts and hotels because he wants them to see the life they're striving for. He very strongly, however subconciously, suggests that working class lives, ( the life many of their parents live) are of subquality. Again, he implies that this is the only way to be successful and happy.
He clearly has done some wonderful things in teaching and expanding the horizons of these children. That being said, I find him pompous and condescending.