Hope Against Hope: Three Schools, One City, and the Struggle to Educate America's Children

Hope Against Hope: Three Schools, One City, and the Struggle to Educate America's Children

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Hardcover, St Martins Pr, 2012, ISBN13 9781608194902, ISBN10 1608194906
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HOPE AGAINST HOPE [9781608194902]

Geraldlynn is a lively, astute 14-year-old. Her family, displaced by Hurricane Katrina, returns home to find a radically altered public education system. Geraldlynn's parents hope their daughter's new school will prepare her for college--but the teenager has ideals and ambitions of her own.
Aidan is a fresh-faced Harvard grad drawn to New Orleans by the possibility of bringing change to a flood-ravaged city. He teaches at an ambitious charter school with a group of newcomers determined to show the world they can use science, data, and hard work to build a model school.
Mary Laurie is a veteran educator who becomes principal of one of the first public high schools to reopen after Katrina. Laurie and her staff find they must fight each day not only to educate the city's teenagers, but to keep the Walker community safe and whole.
In this powerful narrative non-fiction debut, the lives of these three characters provide readers with a vivid and sobering portrait of education in twenty-first-century America. "Hope Against Hope" works in the same tradition as "Random Family" and "There Are No Children Here" to capture the challenges of growing up and learning in a troubled world.

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Number of Pages: 316
Original Languages: English
Author: Carr, Sarah
Book Format: Hardcover
Publisher: St Martins Pr
ISBN-13: 9781608194902
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 6.50 x 10.00 x 1.00 Inches
ISBN-10: 1608194906
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