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Common purpose : strengthening families and neighborhoods to rebuild America

Author: Lisbeth B Schorr
Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, Doubleday, 1997.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st Anchor books edView all editions and formats
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This refreshing book is an antidote to despair. For Americans skeptical about our national capacity to turn around inner-city devastation and reverse high rates of illegitimacy, school failure, and intergenerational poverty, Common Purpose offers inspiring tales and hard evidence of success on a scale that is large enough to matter. Since the publication of her 1988 book, Within Our Reach, renowned social analyst  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Schorr, Lisbeth B.
Common purpose.
New York : Anchor Books, Doubleday, 1997
(OCoLC)645867316
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lisbeth B Schorr
OCLC Number: 1151685454
Notes: APPE gift.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xxviii, 482 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: What works and why we have so little of it --
Spreading what works beyond the hothouse --
Taming the bureaucracies to support what works --
A new focus on results --
Find out what works --
Beyond welfare repeal: real welfare reform --
Strengthening a collapsing child protection system --
Educating America's children --
Synergy: putting it all together to transform neighborhoods --
Epilogue: we can achieve our common purpose.
Responsibility: Lisbeth B. Schorr.
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Abstract:

This refreshing book is an antidote to despair. For Americans skeptical about our national capacity to turn around inner-city devastation and reverse high rates of illegitimacy, school failure, and intergenerational poverty, Common Purpose offers inspiring tales and hard evidence of success on a scale that is large enough to matter. Since the publication of her 1988 book, Within Our Reach, renowned social analyst Lisbeth B. Schorr has been asking why the pilot social programs that succeed in helping disadvantaged children and families toward better lives are so rarely sustained or expanded. In Common Purpose, she answers that question with a probing analysis showing how our education, welfare, and family support systems have failed to adapt to today's imperatives. She goes on to tell the inspiring stories of pioneers who have been able to sustain and expand small successes with bold departures in taming bureaucracies, in replicating what works, in creating environments that are hospitable to effective programs, and in giving teacher counselors, and others on the front lines the flexibility they need to do their jobs. The compelling evidence synthesized in Common Purpose provides the basis for an agenda around which the public, private and philanthropic sectors can mobilize and rebuild the inner city, reverse the growth of an American underclass, and restore trust in our major institutions.

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