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How Schools Work: An Inside Account of Failure and Success From One of the Nation's Longest-Serving Secretaries of Education

Arne Duncan
Format
Manuscript/Archive
Published
New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, [2018]
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition
Language
English
ISBN
9781501173059, 1501173057, 9781501173073
Summary
Examines some of the problems that plague the American public school system, identifies solutions that have worked in the past, and celebrates the hero teachers, staffers, and adminstrators the author met as the Obama Secretary of Education. --
From his mother's after-school program on Chicago's South Side to his tenure as Secretary of Education in DC, Duncan exposes the lies that have caused American kids to fall behind their international peers, from early childhood all the way to college graduation rates. But he also celebrates the countless everyday heroes encountered along the way, encouraging parents, teachers, voters, and even students to demand more of our public schools. -- adapted from jacket.
Contents
  • Lies, lies everywhere
  • If we build it, they will come
  • "The number is zero-point-two"
  • The consortium
  • "We need the carrot"
  • One blue, one red
  • Strange bedfellows
  • Twenty-five pounds of apples and three pounds of cheese
  • "We matter!"
  • How schools work
  • Appendix: What can you do?
Description
vii, 243 pages ; 22 cm
Notes
  • Includes index.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Technical Details
  • Access in Virgo Classic

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