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Relentless Pursuit A Year in the Trenches with Teach for America

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ISBN-10: 0307265714

ISBN-13: 9780307265715

Edition: 2008

Authors: Donna Foote

List price: $24.95
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A revealing look inside a national phenomenon, Teach For America, which, since its founding in 1990, has pursued one of the most daring—and controversial—strategies for closing the educational achievement gap between the richest and poorest students in the country. The story is set in South Los Angeles at Locke High School, an institution founded in 1967 in the spirit of renewal that followed the devastating Watts riots but that, four decades on, has made frustratingly little progress in lifting the fortunes of the area’s mostly black and Latino children. Into this place, which resembles a prison as much as a school, are dropped a group of “recruits” from Teach For America, the…    
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/15/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 352
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Donna Footeis a freelance journalist and formerNewsweekcorrespondent. She lives in Manhattan Beach, California, with her husband and fourteen-year-old son.

Lockdown
The School and the Movement
You're in the Army Now
The Men of Locke
Locked In
Dropping Out
What the Hell Am I Doing?
Disillusionment
The Corps
Who Do You Screw?
Si Se Puede!
Rats on a Ship
The Road Show
Significant Gains
The End
Epilogue
Acknowledgments