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The Resource Searching for hope : life at a failing school in the heart of America, Matthew Tully

Searching for hope : life at a failing school in the heart of America, Matthew Tully

Label
Searching for hope : life at a failing school in the heart of America
Title
Searching for hope
Title remainder
life at a failing school in the heart of America
Statement of responsibility
Matthew Tully
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Searching for Hope is a gripping account of life in a once-great high school in a rough Indianapolis neighborhood. Granted unfiltered access to Manual High throughout an entire school year, award-winning journalist Matthew Tully tells the complex story of the everyday drama, failures, and triumphs in one of the nation's many troubled urban public high schools. He walks readers into classrooms, offices, and hallways, painting a vivid picture of the profound academic problems, deep frustrations, and apathy that absorb and sometimes consume students, teachers, and administrators. Yet this intimate view also reveals the hopes, dreams, and untapped talents of some amazing individuals. Providing insights into the challenges confronting those who seek to improve the quality of America's schools, Tully argues that school leaders and policy makers must rally communities to heartfelt engagement with their schools if the crippling social and economic threats to cities such as Indianapolis are to be averted. --Publisher description
Summary
Documents a year spent at a large inner-city high school, discussing the challenges and aspirations of students, teachers, and administrators and the need for local communities to help schools overcome their social and educational problems
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10115985
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
373.772/52
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
LD7501.I4646
LC item number
T85 2012
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
life at a failing school in the heart of America
Label
Searching for hope : life at a failing school in the heart of America, Matthew Tully
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- 1. Why are you here? -- 2. I never thought he would be a dandelion -- 3. Can you believe this? -- 4. We do a good job with the kids who show up -- 5. I hate this school -- 6. Go to class, Zach -- 7. We're not going to be average here -- 8. Where's the school spirit? -- 9. I don't like being called stupid -- 10. You have to crawl first -- 11. We're dropping out -- 12. I get hit all the time -- 13. We just couldn't get anything started -- 14. What's gonna happen, Mr. Grismore? -- 15. Could you imagine if we filled the house? -- 16. It feels like I'm a somebody -- 17. I used to be bad -- 18. I knew I didn't want that -- 19. There's nobody that can't do something -- 20. It never stops around here -- 21. I like to solve problems -- 22. I'm the kid who doesn't exist -- 23. Trouble follows me -- 24. I'm willing to run these schools -- 25. Now I know why I'm tall -- 26. Wow, this is amazing -- 27. We've acted like this is okay -- 28. You are survivors -- Epilogue
Control code
19524028
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 261 pages
Isbn
9780253005939
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011047610
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn752072619
  • (OCoLC)752072619
Label
Searching for hope : life at a failing school in the heart of America, Matthew Tully
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- 1. Why are you here? -- 2. I never thought he would be a dandelion -- 3. Can you believe this? -- 4. We do a good job with the kids who show up -- 5. I hate this school -- 6. Go to class, Zach -- 7. We're not going to be average here -- 8. Where's the school spirit? -- 9. I don't like being called stupid -- 10. You have to crawl first -- 11. We're dropping out -- 12. I get hit all the time -- 13. We just couldn't get anything started -- 14. What's gonna happen, Mr. Grismore? -- 15. Could you imagine if we filled the house? -- 16. It feels like I'm a somebody -- 17. I used to be bad -- 18. I knew I didn't want that -- 19. There's nobody that can't do something -- 20. It never stops around here -- 21. I like to solve problems -- 22. I'm the kid who doesn't exist -- 23. Trouble follows me -- 24. I'm willing to run these schools -- 25. Now I know why I'm tall -- 26. Wow, this is amazing -- 27. We've acted like this is okay -- 28. You are survivors -- Epilogue
Control code
19524028
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 261 pages
Isbn
9780253005939
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011047610
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn752072619
  • (OCoLC)752072619

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