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Whatever It Takes Geoffrey Canada's Quest to Change Harlem and America

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ISBN-10: 0547247966

ISBN-13: 9780547247960

Edition: 2008

Authors: Paul Tough

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Book details

List price: $16.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 9/10/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

Paul Tough is a contributing writer to New York Times Magazine, where he has written extensively about education, parenting, poverty, and politics, including cover stories on character education, the achievement gap, the post-Katrina school system in New Orleans, the 'No Child Left Behind' policy and charter schools. He has also been a contributor to This American Life, as part of which he reported on the Harlem Children Zone's 'Baby College', an 8-week program where young parents learn how to help their children become successful. His book about the Harlem's Children Zone is called Whatever It Takes. He lives in New York with his wife and his young son.

The Lottery
Unequal Childhoods
Baby College
Contamination
Battle Mode
Bad Apples
Last Chance
The Conveyor Belt
Escape Velocity
Graduation
What Would It Take?
Afterword
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index