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Failing grades : the quest for equity in America's schools

Author: H Roy Kaplan
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd ed
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"Failing Grades expands the look at the causes of violence and failure in America's schools. By focusing on interpersonal relations among diverse groups of students, the book demonstrates how conflict and low academic achievement are the results of clashes over communication, fairness, class, and race. Readers will learn how such conflicts arise and what steps can be taken to prevent them."--Jacket.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: H Roy Kaplan
ISBN: 9781578866489 1578866480 9781578866496 1578866499
OCLC Number: 123029373
Description: xxxi, 237 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Why kids are angry --
Students' lives --
Stereotypes: nobody's born a bigot --
Teachers: I don't get no respect! --
Setting the tone: how policy makers affect school climate --
Special education: I'm not stupid! --
Epilogue: making a difference.
Responsibility: H. Roy Kaplan.
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