By Linda Darling-Hammond,Nicole Ramos-Beban,Rebecca Padnos Altamirano,Maria E. Hyler
Be the Change tells the awesome tale of an cutting edge public highschool introduced via devoted academics in East Palo Alto, California, one in every of progressively more low-income groups starved of the assets had to serve its scholars and faculties. Chronicling a rags-to-riches tale of the way very various groups got here jointly to alter the old trajectory of academic failure that had robbed such a lot of scholars in their futures, Be the Change demonstrates the right way to plant the seeds of latest percentages as a substitute. The school’s distinctive layout, modeled after winning small faculties in big apple urban, bargains actual and fascinating guide in a personalised atmosphere that has allowed scholars who initiate a long way in the back of to graduate and pass directly to collage in checklist numbers. every one bankruptcy examines one of many severe components the lecturers came upon necessary to let scholar good fortune: the production of an instructional tradition, the advance of excessive criteria with excessive helps, and the method of studying to educate in order that scholars can learn.
“A strong and compelling story approximately how educators, mom and dad, and representatives of 1 of America's strongest universities got here jointly to create a faculty that's now a beacon of satisfaction and desire. Their fight to beat the stumbling blocks they encountered alongside the best way will encourage others who search to discover how you can use schooling as a way to wreck the cycle of poverty and to extend chance and justice.”
—Pedro A. Noguera, wonderful professor of schooling, Graduate institution of schooling and data Sciences, UCLA
“This is the tale of a bit tuition which can. may well get scholars to varsity and past, that's. It’s packed with facts, rates, and anecdotes, yet extra importantly it demonstrates that would and talent, aligned with imaginative and prescient and values, ends up in studying environments during which scholars thrive. whereas acknowledging the demanding situations, trials, and tribulations of making and major an city highschool, the authors percentage their good fortune in a passionate and compelling approach, inviting others to benefit along them as they construct profitable futures for his or her students.”
—Douglas Fisher, professor of academic management, San Diego nation University
“With tough lecturers, loving aid, and real confirmation, the workers, mom and dad, group contributors, and different supporters of EPAA, in addition to Stanford college and employees, current an encouraging photograph of the type of highschool all kids deserve. this type of luck isn't really effortless, yet in describing the way it will be performed, Linda Darling-Hammond and her co-authors have supplied a stirring instance for all of these attracted to fairness and desire for our public schools.”
—Sonia Nieto, professor emerita, Language, Literacy, and tradition, university of schooling, college of Massachusetts, Amherst
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Be the Change: Reinventing School for Student Success by Linda Darling-Hammond,Nicole Ramos-Beban,Rebecca Padnos Altamirano,Maria E. Hyler