When Locke High School opened its doors in 1967, the residents of Watts celebrated it as a sign of the changes promised by Los Angeles. But four decades later, first-year Teach for America recruits Rachelle, Phillip, Hrag, and Taylor are greeted by a school that looks more like a prison, with bars, padlocks, and chains all over. With little training and experience, these four will be asked to produce academic gains in students who are among the most disadvantaged in the country. Relentless Pursuit lays bare the experiences of these four teachers to evaluate the strengths and peculiarities of Teach for America and a social reality that has become inescapable. From the Trade Paperback edition.She barely had time to manage graduate school, lesson planning, and a long- distance romance. She didna#39;t need to be thinking ... After she scored the diagnostics and read the essays, she gave them the official big goals talk. A few weeks later, she ... if your future goal is to go to college, a she said. aRaise your hand if youranbsp;...
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