Raising the Grade: How High School Reform Can Save Our Youth and Our Nation by Bob Wise, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Raising the Grade: How High School Reform Can Save Our Youth and Our Nation
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Raising the Grade: How High School Reform Can Save Our Youth and Our Nation

by Bob Wise
     
 

Written by Bob Wise, former governor of West Virginia and current president of the Alliance for Excellent Education, Raising the Grade describes the alarming cost of our long-time neglect of secondary education. At a time when technology and postsecondary education requirements are rising dramatically in the workforce, the literacy skills of adolescents are

Overview

Written by Bob Wise, former governor of West Virginia and current president of the Alliance for Excellent Education, Raising the Grade describes the alarming cost of our long-time neglect of secondary education. At a time when technology and postsecondary education requirements are rising dramatically in the workforce, the literacy skills of adolescents are not keeping pace. With most federal dollars targeted to elementary schools and higher education, few resources are allocated to improve high schools, to address the achievement gap threatening nearly 6 million students at risk of dropping out in the United States. Raising the Grade is rooted in the stories of real Americans whose high school experiences failed to engage or adequately prepare them for work or college.

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Raising the Grade is highly recommended for community library education collections. (The MidWest Book Review, June 2008)

A former governor of West Virginia, now the p[resident of the Alliance for Education, lays out his plan for revitalizing secondary schooling. (Education Week, 05/21/08)

Bob Wise book urges reforms in high schools… Wise hopes that the book serves to remind people of the importance of every community high school. (The Charleston Gazette, 05/02/08)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470180273
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/25/2008
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.28(w) x 10.36(h) x 1.09(d)

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Bob Wise, former governor of West Virginia from 2001–2005 and nine-term member of Congress, is president of the Alliance for Excellent Education, a national policy and advocacy organization that works to ensure that all students graduate from high school prepared for success. In his term as governor, Wise gained renown for his many education initiatives. Since joining the Alliance in 2005, Wise has become a sought-after speaker and advisor on education issues. The Alliance is based in Washington, DC (www.all4ed.org).

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