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The children in room E4 : American education on trial

Author: Susan E Eaton
Publisher: Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Compelling and critically acclaimed by educators, policymakers, and the media, The Children in Room E4 tells the story of one student, one classroom, and one resolute teacher. In the midst of Band-Aid reforms and hotshot superintendents with empty promises, drug dealers and street gangs, Ms. Luddy's star student, Jeremy, and his fellow classmates must overcome tremendous challenges to succeed. Susan Eaton takes us  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan E Eaton
ISBN: 9781565126176 1565126173
OCLC Number: 209662524
Description: xv, 400 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Jeremy --
How we got here in the first place --
A feeling that we can do better --
Trials --
Back to school --
The suburbs --
Settling --
You just have to do what you can --
The beloved community?
Responsibility: by Susan Eaton.

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Compelling and critically acclaimed by educators, policymakers, and the media, The Children in Room E4 tells the story of one student, one classroom, and one resolute teacher. In the midst of Band-Aid reforms and hotshot superintendents with empty promises, drug dealers and street gangs, Ms. Luddy's star student, Jeremy, and his fellow classmates must overcome tremendous challenges to succeed. Susan Eaton takes us inside and outside their classroom as she reveals the repercussions of ignoring urban schools that are cut off from mainstream America. And she introduces us to a team of civil rights lawyers fighting an intrepid battle to end the de facto segregation that beleaguers not only Jeremy's school but urban schools throughout the country.

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