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Yes We Can, If We Choose: Transforming a Low-Achieving School with a High Poverty Rate in an Urban Setting
     

Yes We Can, If We Choose: Transforming a Low-Achieving School with a High Poverty Rate in an Urban Setting

by Benjamin J. Wright
 
Since the advent of federally mandated No Child Left Behind, much attention has been paid to seeking the best ways to educate our children, and nowhere is that more needed than in poor, urban areas. Ben Wright offers a solution-transformational leadership-and documents its successful application at Thurgood Marshall Elementary School in Seattle, Washington and the

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Since the advent of federally mandated No Child Left Behind, much attention has been paid to seeking the best ways to educate our children, and nowhere is that more needed than in poor, urban areas. Ben Wright offers a solution-transformational leadership-and documents its successful application at Thurgood Marshall Elementary School in Seattle, Washington and the Philadelphia School District. Transforming schools from low-achieving to high-achieving takes courage, and Wright illustrates that courage through his own life story as well as that of Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. Wright has a unique view of the problems in black America: he believes blacks have perpetuated the problems created by the Civil Rights Act, No Child Left Behind, the suburbanization of America, and a host of other events. Even though many may disagree with him, his is a theory worthy of exploration as part of the new paradigm of transformational leadership that Wright espouses in Yes, We Can If We Choose.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589824621
Publisher:
American Book Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/01/2008
Pages:
136
Product dimensions:
4.80(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.40(d)

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