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Improbable scholars : the rebirth of a great American school system and a strategy for America's schools

Author: David L Kirp
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"No school district can be all charismatic leaders and super-teachers. It can't start from scratch, and it can't fire all its teachers and principals when students do poorly. Great charter schools can only serve a tiny minority of students. Whether we like it or not, most of our youngsters will continue to be educated in mainstream public schools. The good news, as David L. Kirp reveals in Improbable Scholars, is
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Kirp, David L.
Improbable scholars.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2013
(DLC) 2012046081
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David L Kirp
ISBN: 0199333351 9780199333356
OCLC Number: 842363989
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 262 pages)
Contents: Introduction: High Stakes --
The Pie: Room 210, George Washington Elementary School --
New Kids on the Block: George Washington Elementary School --
Gruntwork: The Endless Business of Building a Great School System --
The Magic Kingdom: Preschool for All --
Mother Theresa meets Mayor Daley: Good Schools = Smart Politics --
Can These Eagles Soar?: Union City High School --
Where Fun Comes to Die (And Be Reborn): George Washington Elementary School-Reprise --
The Odyssey Continues: Union City School System, One Year Later --
What Union City Can Teach America: Nationwide, Slow and Steady Wins the Race.
Responsibility: David L. Kirp.

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In this book, David L. Kirp challenges the conventional wisdom about public schools and education reform in America through an in-depth look at Union City, New Jersey's high-performing urban school  Read more...

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"What Kirp considers an exemplary public school system that is a demonstrable improvement over what generally prevails now is replicable everywhere, requiring only fiercely hard work. Teachers, Read more...

 
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