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From the Publisher"Extremely well written, this book belongs in libraries supporting educators, parents, researchers, and policy-makers."
"Neumann writes a practical book of solutions, as offered through her "seven essentials" for changing the odds for at-risk kids and their families. These aren't theories. These are principles of educational programs that are proving themselves to work in several different places around the country. … Her ideas are the type of educational stimulus plan needed to save the futures of millions of young Americans who otherwise may perish."
"Every educator—experienced, as well as novice—will rejoice at the thought that things can improve, and moreover, are improving in the education of every child, regardless of material goods or social standing. Neuman presents a blueprint for every child in America."
Catholic Library World
"Neuman refers to her audience as 'policy makers, practitioners, parents, and community leaders' who could help disadvantaged children (p. 70). However, readers interested in principles based on empirical studies and calls for action from those qualified to perform educational and performance-based testing, longitudinal studies, program assessment, individual testing, correlation studies, and research design assessment would also find this book useful. . . . Neuman successfully achieves what seems to be the book's purpose, to convince readers that there is enough funding already in place to help children at risk, that programs exist that can help at-risk children, and that programs that cannot bring forth fruits of success should be jettisoned."