By Linda Darling-Hammond,Nicole Ramos-Beban,Rebecca Padnos Altamirano,Maria E. Hyler
Be the Change tells the amazing tale of an leading edge public highschool introduced by means of committed academics in East Palo Alto, California, considered one of increasingly more low-income groups starved of the assets had to serve its scholars and colleges. Chronicling a rags-to-riches tale of ways very diversified groups got here jointly to alter the historic trajectory of academic failure that had robbed such a lot of scholars in their futures, Be the Change demonstrates how you can plant the seeds of latest chances instead. The school’s exact layout, modeled after winning small faculties in long island urban, deals actual and fascinating guide in a personalised atmosphere that has allowed scholars who start up some distance in the back of to graduate and pass directly to collage in list numbers. every one bankruptcy examines one of many serious parts the lecturers came upon necessary to let pupil good fortune: the production of an educational tradition, the improvement of excessive criteria with excessive helps, and the method of studying to coach in order that scholars can learn.
“A strong and compelling story approximately how educators, mom and dad, and representatives of 1 of America's strongest universities got here jointly to create a faculty that's now a beacon of delight and wish. Their fight to beat the hindrances they encountered alongside the best way will motivate others who search to discover how you can use schooling as a way to damage the cycle of poverty and to extend chance and justice.”
—Pedro A. Noguera, wonderful professor of schooling, Graduate college of schooling and data Sciences, UCLA
“This is the tale of a bit university that can. may get scholars to school and past, that's. It’s jam-packed with facts, rates, and anecdotes, yet extra importantly it demonstrates that would and talent, aligned with imaginative and prescient and values, leads to studying environments within which scholars thrive. whereas acknowledging the demanding situations, trials, and tribulations of constructing and top an city highschool, the authors percentage their luck in a passionate and compelling manner, inviting others to profit along them as they construct winning futures for his or her students.”
—Douglas Fisher, professor of academic management, San Diego nation University
“With not easy lecturers, loving aid, and actual confirmation, the employees, mom and dad, neighborhood participants, and different supporters of EPAA, in addition to Stanford college and employees, current an encouraging photo of the type of highschool all youngsters deserve. this type of luck isn't effortless, yet in describing the way it will be performed, Linda Darling-Hammond and her co-authors have supplied a stirring instance for all of these attracted to fairness and wish for our public schools.”
—Sonia Nieto, professor emerita, Language, Literacy, and tradition, collage of schooling, collage of Massachusetts, Amherst
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