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HOPE AND DESPAIR IN THE AMERICAN CITY: Why There Are No Bad Schools in Raleigh

HOPE AND DESPAIR IN THE AMERICAN CITY: Why There Are No Bad Schools in Raleigh

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"Essential reading not only for his target audience of education reformers but for anyone concerned with the fate of smaller cities...Though few know it, we now live with a grand historical irony: Public schools in the South are far more integrated than most in the North, whose cities, especially the 'forgotten' ones, have become ever more doughnutlike. When we consider the failures of busing, we think of the awful mid-'70s wars in Boston...Grant's fine book shows there's another way, one keyed to restoring the educational center of metropolitan-wide economic development, if only we can summon the political will to do it."
--Catherine Tumber, Bookforum

"The author blends his personal experiences with wide-ranging interviews and a dash of research to provide a largely sound analysis of the state of urban education."
--Phil Brand, Washington Times

"A rare policy book: brief, personal, and flat-out persuasive. Comparing the catastrophically bad school system in Syracuse, where he lives, with the astonishingly successful one in the North Carolina capital, the author quickly alights on a convincing explanation for the disparity."
--Fortune
"Essential reading not only for his target audience of education reformers but for anyone concerned with the fate of smaller cities...Though few know it, we now live with a grand historical irony: Public schools in the South are far more integrated than most in the North, whose cities, especially the 'forgotten' ones, have become ever more doughnutlike. When we consider the failures of busing, we think of the awful mid-'70s wars in Boston...Grant's fine book shows there's another way, one keyed to restoring the educational center of metropolitan-wide economic development, if only we can summon the political will to do it."
--Catherine Tumber, Bookforum

"The author blends his personal experiences with wide-ranging interviews and a dash of research to provide a largely sound analysis of the state of urban education."
--Phil Brand, Washington Times

"A rare policy book: brief, personal, and flat-out persuasive. Comparing the catastrophically bad school system in Syracuse, where he lives, with the astonishingly successful one in the North Carolina capital, the author quickly alights on a convincing explanation for the disparity."
--Fortune

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Published by: Harvard University Press on Jun 16, 2009
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Hope and Despairin the American City
 Why there areno bad schoolsin Raleigh
Gerald Grant
Harvard University PressCambridge, MassachusettsLondon, England 2009
 
Copyright © 2009 by the President and Fellows o Harvard CollegeAll rights reservedPrinted in the United States o America
 Library of Congress Cataloging-in- Publication Data
Grant, Gerald.Hope and despair in the American city : why there are no bad schools in Raleigh / Gerald Grant. p. cm.Includes bibliographical reerences and index.ISBN 978-0-674-03294-1 (alk. paper) 1. School improvement programs—North Carolina—Raleigh—Case studies.2. Urban schools—United States—Case studies.3. Urban renewal—United States—Case studies. I. Title.LB2822.83.N8G73 2009371.009173
2--dc22 2008050594

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