Saturday, August 29, 2009

Hope and Despair in the American City

Hope and Despair in the American City: Why There Are No Bad Schools in Raleigh, by Gerald Grant, is a book that is being reviewed in a discussion on Fireside Learning.

The book "is a compelling study of urban social policy that combines field research and historical narrative in lucid and engaging prose. The result is an ambitious portrait—sometimes disturbing, often inspiring—of two cities that exemplify our nation’s greatest educational challenges, as well as a passionate exploration of the potential for school reform that exists for our urban schools today."

This is a discussion important to Chicago and most other cities in America.

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