City Kids, City Schools: More Reports from the Front Row

City Kids, City Schools: More Reports from the Front Row

by William Ayers, Gloria Ladson-Billings, Gregory Michie
     
 

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Of the approximately 50 million public school students in the United States, more than half are in urban schools. A contemporary companion to City Kids, City Teachers: Reports from the Front Row, this new and timely collection has been compiled by four of the country’s most prominent urban educators. Contributors including Sandra Cisneros, Jonathan Kozol,See more details below

Overview

Of the approximately 50 million public school students in the United States, more than half are in urban schools. A contemporary companion to City Kids, City Teachers: Reports from the Front Row, this new and timely collection has been compiled by four of the country’s most prominent urban educators. Contributors including Sandra Cisneros, Jonathan Kozol, Sapphire, and Patricia J. Williams provide some of the best writing on life in city schools and neighborhoods. Young people and practicing teachers, poets and scholars, social critics and journalists offer unique takes on topics ranging from culturally relevant teaching and scripted curricula to the criminalization of youth, gentrification, and the inequities of school funding.

In the words of Sonia Nieto, City Kids, City Schools “challenge[s] the conventional wisdom of what it means to teach in urban schools.”

Editorial Reviews

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"Lands squarely on the streets of America where a variety of voices offers insight into schools that work." —Rudolph F. Crew, EdD, Superintendent of Miami-Date County Public Schools

"Hopeful, inspiring . . . a wonderful, provocative collection." —Bill Bigelow, Editor, Rethinking Schools magazine

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781595585608
Publisher:
New Press, The
Publication date:
08/12/2008
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
955,234
File size:
1 MB

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