Mission High: One School, How Experts Tried to Fail It, and the Students and Teachers Who Made It Triumph

Mission High: One School, How Experts Tried to Fail It, and the Students and Teachers Who Made It Triumph

by Kristina Rizga

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ISBN-13: 9781568584959
Publisher: Nation Books
Publication date: 08/04/2015
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Kristina Rizga has been writing about youth and student issues for over a decade, most recently as an education reporter for Mother Jones. Her writing has been published in The Nation, The American Prospect, and Global Post, among other publications. Prior to Mother Jones, Rizga was the executive editor of WireTap, an award-winning political magazine for young adults. She is also co-founder and reporter at the Baltic Center for Investigative Journalism, based in her homeland, Latvia. She lives with her husband Mike Stern in San Francisco.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Chapter 1 Maria 1

Chapter 2 Mr. Roth 27

The Progressives (1890-1950) 63

Chapter 3 George 73

Chapter 4 Mr. Hsu 89

Desegregation (1957-1970) 115

Chapter 5 Pablo 123

Chapter 6 Principal Guthertz 153

The Standards and Accountability Movement (1980-Present) 185

Chapter 7 Ms. McKamey 193

Chapter 8 Jesmyn 223

Epilogue 241

Author's Note 253

Acknowledgments 259

Notes 267

Index 281

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