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Whatever It Takes

Author: Paul Tough; 3M Company.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009.
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What would it take? That was the question that Geoffrey Canada found himself asking. What would it take to change the lives of poor children?not one by one, through heroic interventions and occasional miracles, but in big numbers, and in a way that could be replicated nationwide? The question led him to create the Harlem Children?s Zone, a ninety-seven-block laboratory in central Harlem where he is testing new and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Named Person: Geoffrey Canada; Geoffrey Canada
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Tough; 3M Company.
ISBN: 9780547348216 0547348215
OCLC Number: 966593060
Notes: Electronic book.
Description: 1 online resource 1 online resource (304 pages)
Contents: The lottery --
Unequal childhoods --
Baby college --
Contamination --
Battle mode --
Bad apples --
Last chance --
The conveyor belt --
Escape velocity --
Graduation --
What would it take?
Responsibility: Tough, Paul.
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What would it take? That was the question that Geoffrey Canada found himself asking. What would it take to change the lives of poor children?not one by one, through heroic interventions and occasional miracles, but in big numbers, and in a way that could be replicated nationwide? The question led him to create the Harlem Children?s Zone, a ninety-seven-block laboratory in central Harlem where he is testing new and sometimes controversial ideas about poverty in America. His conclusion: if you want poor kids to be able to compete with their middle-class peers, you need to change everything in their lives?their schools, their neighborhoods, even the child-rearing practices of their parents. Whatever It Takes is a tour de force of reporting, an inspired portrait not only of Geoffrey Canada but of the parents and children in Harlem who are struggling to better their lives, often against great odds. Carefully researched and deeply affecting, this is a dispatch from inside the most daring and potentially transformative social experiment of our time.? This e-book includes a sample chapter of HOW CHILDREN SUCCEED.

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