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The Resource When grit isn't enough : a high school principal examines how poverty and inequality thwart the college-for-all promise, Linda F. Nathan

When grit isn't enough : a high school principal examines how poverty and inequality thwart the college-for-all promise, Linda F. Nathan

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When grit isn't enough : a high school principal examines how poverty and inequality thwart the college-for-all promise
Title
When grit isn't enough
Title remainder
a high school principal examines how poverty and inequality thwart the college-for-all promise
Statement of responsibility
Linda F. Nathan
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Language
eng
Summary
"Examines major myths informing American education and explores how educators can better serve students, increase college retention rates, and develop alternatives to college that don't disadvantage students on the basis of race or income As the founder and co-headmaster of the Boston Arts Academy (BAA), an urban high school that boasts a 94 percent college acceptance rate, Linda Nathan could have rested on her laurels. But after ushering in fourteen years of graduating classes, Nathan took stock of the graduates: of those who went to college, 63 percent graduated and 37 percent dropped out. Although these stats are good, given that the national drop-out and transfer rate from college after the first year is 40 percent, Nathan feels like she failed the students who didn't graduate. This led her to reflect on the assumptions she herself has perpetuated about education: that college is for all, that hard work and determination are enough to get you through, that America is a land of equality. Seeing a rift between these false promises and the lived experiences of her students, Nathan argues that it is time for educators to face these uncomfortable issues head-on and ask the tough questions: How can colleges better acknowledge and address institutional racism and increase retention rates? And for those who sought a career without college, how could high school have paved an alternate path to success? Nathan includes the voices of BAA alumni/ae whose lived experiences provide a window through which to view urban education today and help imagine greater purposes for schooling"--
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1955-
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Nathan, Linda F.
Dewey number
378.1/610973
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Universities and colleges
  • College preparation programs
  • College dropouts
  • School-to-work transition
  • Educational equalization
  • EDUCATION / Secondary
  • EDUCATION / Higher
  • EDUCATION / Educational Policy & Reform / General
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When grit isn't enough : a high school principal examines how poverty and inequality thwart the college-for-all promise, Linda F. Nathan
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Promise -- "Money Doesn't Have to Be an Obstacle" -- "Race Doesn't Matter" -- "Just Work Harder" -- "Everyone Can Go to College" -- "If You Believe, Your Dreams Will Come True" -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn995162250
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
178 pages
Isbn
9780807041826
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2017016606
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 1305191
  • (Sirsi) o995162250
  • (OCoLC)995162250
Label
When grit isn't enough : a high school principal examines how poverty and inequality thwart the college-for-all promise, Linda F. Nathan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Promise -- "Money Doesn't Have to Be an Obstacle" -- "Race Doesn't Matter" -- "Just Work Harder" -- "Everyone Can Go to College" -- "If You Believe, Your Dreams Will Come True" -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn995162250
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
178 pages
Isbn
9780807041826
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2017016606
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 1305191
  • (Sirsi) o995162250
  • (OCoLC)995162250

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