The Street Stops Here: A Year at a Catholic High School in Harlem / Edition 1

The Street Stops Here: A Year at a Catholic High School in Harlem / Edition 1

by Patrick McCloskey
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520255178

ISBN-13: 9780520255173

Pub. Date: 01/03/2009

Publisher: University of California Press

The Street Stops Here offers a deeply personal and compelling account of a Catholic high school in central Harlem, where mostly disadvantaged (and often non-Catholic) African American males graduate on time and get into college.
Interweaving vivid portraits of day-to-day school life with clear and evenhanded analysis, Patrick J. McCloskey takes us

Overview

The Street Stops Here offers a deeply personal and compelling account of a Catholic high school in central Harlem, where mostly disadvantaged (and often non-Catholic) African American males graduate on time and get into college.
Interweaving vivid portraits of day-to-day school life with clear and evenhanded analysis, Patrick J. McCloskey takes us through an eventful year at Rice High School, as staff, students, and families make heroic efforts to prevail against society's expectations. McCloskey's riveting narrative brings into sharp relief an urgent public policy question: whether (and how) to save these schools that provide the only viable option for thousands of poor and working-class students—and thus fulfill a crucial public mandate. Just as significantly, The Street Stops Here offers invaluable lessons for low-performing urban public schools.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520255173
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
01/03/2009
Series:
The George Gund Foundation Imprint in African American Studies
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.30(d)

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