Improbable Scholars

Improbable Scholars

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qIn Improbable Scholars, 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 district. In this compelling study, Kirp reveals Union's city's revolutionary secret: running an exemplary school system doesn't demand heroics, just hard and steady workq--On the night of September 14, 2011 less than two weeks after the opening of school, Mariah Santiago, a seventeen-year-old senior at Union City High, is killed when her boyfriend loses control of his Chevy Malibu and smashes head-on into a utility pole. Kind, joyful, outgoing ... and his character. A memorial service will be held the following week, he decides, and then 184 a#39; IMPROBABLE SCHOLARS.

Title:Improbable Scholars
Author:David L. Kirp
Publisher:Oxford University Press - 2013-04-25


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